The Harry Potter franchise is one of the most beloved fantasy series of all time and has influenced several generations of people. Unfortunately, it seems the Harry Potter name was used in a negative sense during a recent incident in Florida.
A Florida woman who claimed to be Harry Potter was arrested in connection to a hit-and-run crash that ended the life of a New York federal judge and injured a 6-year-old boy on Friday. According to the Associated Press, it was stated by witness accounts that 23-year-old Nastasia Snape of North Lauderdale was driving erratically.
Snape allegedly went around stopped traffic onto a sidewalk and hit 75-year-old District Judge Sandra Feuerstein, killing her in the process. It was then stated that Snape went back on the road and later hit a boy Anthony Ovchinnikov, on a crosswalk.
According to the police, Snape fled from Boca Raton to Delray Beach and crashed her car there. As per NBC News, when Snape got treated, she “began fighting with emergency medical workers in the ambulance and said she was Harry Potter,” as police further added that they discovered bath salts in her purse.
Feuerstein represented New York’s Eastern District and was on the federal branch since 2003 when former President George W. Bush appointed her after working for 16 years as a New York state judge. Ovchinnikov’s condition is yet to be determined. This is certainly a tragic incident and we would like to offer our deepest condolences to Feuerstein’s family and friends during this sad time.