Police issue arrest warrant for Punxsutawney Phil

"He told several people that Winter would last 6 more weeks, however he failed to disclose that it would consist of mountains of snow!" Merrimack police said.
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Feb. 11, 2015 at 12:35 PM
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MERRIMACK, N.H., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- New Hampshire police said they issued an arrest warrant for the country's most famous groundhog for failing to disclose the extent of the lasting winter.

The Merrimack Police Department took to Facebook to vent its frustrations at Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil for leaving some crucial details out of his Groundhog Day weather forecast.

The Tuesday post warned civilians to steer clear of the "armed and dangerous" rodent.

"We know we are a day early, however we here at Merrimack Police felt compelled to let the public know that there is a warrant for Punxsutawney Phil! We have received several complaints from the public that this little varmint is held up in a hole, warm and toasty. He told several people that Winter would last 6 more weeks, however he failed to disclose that it would consist of mountains of snow! If you see him, do not approach him as he is armed and dangerous. Call Merrimack Police, we will certainly take him into custody!"

Punxsutawney Phil might not be the only groundhog in need of arrest -- Jimmy the Groundhog took a bite out of Sun Prairie, Wis., Mayor Jon Freund's ear after predicting an early arrival for spring.

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