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AACO Police Charge Punxsutawney Phil With 'Excessive Winter, Failing to Do Right'
Updated: Monday, March 3 2014, 07:02 AM EST
Anne Arundel County Police on February 12 arrested and charged Punxsutawney Phil with "excessive winter and failing to do right."
The charge was announced at the beginning of a winter storm expected to dump up to a foot of snow in some parts of Maryland. There was no word on whether bail had been set for the furry offender.
According to AP, Phil forecasted six more weeks of winter back in February. According to legend if the groundhog sees his shadow on February 2 winter will last another month-and-a-half. It he doesn't see it, Spring is expected to come early.
Police will hold Punxsutawney Phil until the first day of Spring, March 20.
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