Early in the evening on April 8th, London native Josephine Ricketts found herself being accosted by a young woman brandishing a wand.
“She told me to hand over all my galleons or she would leave me stupefied in the street,” said Ricketts, age 127, who had her hands full of groceries at the time. “I nearly dropped my eggs! My tomatoes rolled right out of my bag.”
Lucky for Josephine, a large cat suddenly leapt to her rescue, clawing the thief in the face and on the shoulders and growling wildly.
“He was huge and orange, with a big smushy face and a stubby tail,” she described to the Prophet. “I forgot to tell the wizard cops he was a cat at first. That description really baffled them.”
It was after the perpetrator had fled the scene that the cat then transformed into human to help her pick up her spilled produce. In their investigation, wizarding law enforcement searched their database and no such Animagus existed in their registry.
Josephine hastily responded to this information when reporters reached out. “I don’t want them to arrest him! He’s a hero!”