Humor: Saddam nabbed buying Potter book

  June 25, 2003 at 10:47 AM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA (via Newsweek)

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CIA agents secretly nabbed Saddam Hussein at midnight last Friday while the former Iraqi dictator was waiting in line at a Topeka, Kan., Barnes & Noble bookstore. Saddam was waiting to buy the just-released Harry Potter book, the spy agency revealed today. Read more here.

Hundreds of customers were waiting outside the store for the midnight release of the book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, little suspecting that the brutal dictator was in their midst.

But a sharp-eyed seven-year-old, Gavin Dineen of Topeka, positively identified the Iraqi madman waiting in line to buy the hotly anticipated J. K. Rowling book. "Mommy, I think that’s the ace of spades," Gavin reportedly told his mother, who quickly notified authorities.

What a riot. Check out the rest of the story at the top link.


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