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Punxsutawney Phil Faces Execution Threat

Punxsutawney Phil Faces Execution Threat
Posted March 22nd, 2013 @ 9:04am

(NEWSER– Punxsutawney Phil could be in serious trouble. He didn't see his shadow this year, meaning spring should come early. But the season has shown no signs of arriving as of yet in Ohio's Butler County, and a prosecutor there has "indicted" Phil, charging him with "misrepresentation of spring," the Cincinnati Enquirerreports. Mike Gmoser says Phil behaved "with prior calculation and design," writing, "contrary to the Groundhog Day report, a snowstorm and record low temperatures have been and are predicted to continue in the near future." (The city could see as much as three inches of snow on Sunday.)

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