It's likely that "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" is the favorite movie of a handful of children in Long Beach, Miss, all of whom would be familiar with the movie's "Something wicked this way comes" musical theme (which, of course, is taken from Shakespeare's Macbeth). What they're likely to be more surprised about is that the "something wicked" could have just as properly applied to the treasurer of their youth football league.
According to WBLT 3 News, 51-year-old Pass Christian, Miss., resident James Brown (no, he doesn't want to get in the hot tub) is being held on accusations that he embezzled some $24,000 from the Long Beach Youth Football League between 2006 and 2011.
The accused has yet to release a statement or give any indication over whether he will maintain his innocence or plead guilty, but the disappearance of money from the organization's coffers corresponded exactly to his time serving as treasurer of the youth sports league.
Naturally, as all youth sports associations do, the Long Beach Football League has a mission statement bent on improving sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership among its participants. Perhaps most strikingly, the LBFL also cites a desire to instill "the fundamental value of self-discipline."
If only one of the organization's leaders wasn't a bit short in that self-discipline department, the league might have been a bit cheaper to participate in.