March 1 (UPI) -- A Michigan police department recounted the tale of a reported sighting of a "Dementor," a magical being from the Harry Potter series.
The tongue-in-cheek Facebook post from the Essexville Public Safety Department showed a black trash bag hanging from a tree in a public park Tuesday.
"Earlier this morning, the Public Safety Department received a call from a concerned citizen who reported seeing a Dementor in Smith Park," the post said.
"This is particularly concerning since everyone knows muggles can't see dementors and because our only officer able to perform the Patronus charm is off duty.
Further investigation revealed it to be merely trash.
The Ministry of Magic assures us that all dementors are accounted for at Azkaban.
Please help us keep the City beautiful and help trash find it's home."