Forget Voldemort. The biggest threat to boy wizard Harry Potter these days seems to be none other than the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This according to an AP report that airport screeners in New York attempted to prevent Potter scribe J.K. Rowling from boarding a flight back to the U.K. with the manuscript for the seventh and final Harry Potter novel in her carry-on baggage.
“I don’t know what I would have done if they hadn’t [allowed me to fly],” Rowling writes on her website. “The heightened security restrictions on the airlines made the journey back from New York interesting, as I refused to be parted from the manuscript of book seven. A large part of it is handwritten and there was no copy of anything I had done while in the U.S.”
The solution? “They let me take it on, thankfully, bound up in elastic bands.”
Well, I’m glad that security threat has been neutralized. Give me a break.