Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 18, 2014

Punxsutawney Phil busted for excessive winter


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

MILLERSVILLE, Md. —  The Anne Arundel County police have arrested one fuzzy individual on a charge of bad forecasting.

The groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil has been charged with excessive winter and failing to do right, according to Anne Arundel Police Lt. T.J. Smith.

Phil was taken into custody without incident after being found hiding out in a hole in Hanover.

Police took Phil into custody Wednesday and provided a mugshot on Twitter.

The groundhog is maintaining his innocence after seeing his shadow on Feb. 2,  indicating six more weeks of winter.