New Hampshire police issue arrest warrant for Punxsutawney Phil after snow storm


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MERRIMACK, N.H.- A New Hampshire police department is not happy with a certain weather-predicting marmot.

The Merrimack Police Department announced on its Facebook page there is an arrest warrant for Punxsutawney Phil. The notorious groundhog saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.

“We have received several complaints from the public that this little varmint is held up in a hole, warm and toasty,” the department said on Facebook. “He told several people that winter would last six more weeks, however he failed to disclose that it would consist of mountains of snow!”

Merrimack police said Phil is armed and dangerous.

The people of Merrimack have a reason to be angry with Phil. Between Feb. 7 and Feb. 9, the city got more than 13 inches of snow, according to

Ohio’s groundhog, Buckeye Chuck, did not see his shadow, meaning spring is right around the corner.

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