JK Rowling is pleading with Harry Potter fans around the world to help recover a handwritten prequel that has been stolen from its owner.
Originally written in 2008, the 800 word story was auctioned off to raise funds for English PEN [which promotes understanding through literature] and Dyslexia Action.
The short story is set three years before Harry's birth, and follows James Potter & Sirius Black as they're being chased by two muggle police officers.
Its owner said he was shocked to learn it had been taken, and that he feared the thieves might not have realized its value -- despite the fact that the work itself is "priceless" and has the potential to raise more money for good causes, should it ever be sold again legitimately.
*actual footage of Harry Potter fans confronting the thief when they are found*
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the postcard/Priceless-Potter-Prequel is urged to contact West Midlands police or Crimestoppers.
J.K. Rowling asks public not to buy stolen 800-word "Harry Potter" prequel https://t.co/Y2zpIEO7QW— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) May 12, 2017