St Valentine Blamed for Harry Potter Theft in Bulgarian Town

Politics | February 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00

Police have seized a ten-year-old girl in connection with the theft of J.K Rowling' best seller "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" from a book store in the Bulgarian town of Shumen.

The girl explained she wanted to give the book as a St Valentine gift to her boyfriend.

Her confession however failed to appease the owner of the book store who claims the girl could easily afford to buy the book at a price of BGN 25.

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," remains Amazon's best-selling item ever - it attracted 420,000 pre-orders before its release in mid-2003.

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