2005: The Newspaper Sting
Six weeks before the release of The Half-Blood Prince, Aaron Lambert, a security guard at a British book distribution center, stole two copies. He tried to sell the novels to two British tabloids, the Sun and the Daily Mirror. During negotiations with the Sun reporter, who attempted to carry out a sting and flee with the book, Lambert took out a gun and fired it. After he was arrested and out on bail, he attempted to blackmail Bloomsbury by phone. Lambert was sentenced to four and a half years in prison.