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Sheriff's Officer Accuses Punxsutawney Phil as Winter Drags Into Spring

The world-famous groundhog is wanted for deception after this week's snowstorm

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    WANTED: Punxsutawney Phil for Deception

    WANTED! the Monroe County Sheriff's Office is looking for Punxsutawney Phil, stating that he's wanted for "deception" after lying to the public about how much winter we would get.

    (Published Friday, March 23, 2018)

    Punxsutawney Phil is a wanted ... groundhog.

    A Pennsylvania sheriff's officer has put up a wanted poster for Phil.

    The handlers of the groundhog last month said the furry rodent called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says that expired last week, yet a spring storm brought more snow to the Northeast on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Cpl. Scott Martin tells WBRE-TV he created the poster and placed it on the "wanted wall" because he is sick of snow in the spring.

    The poster claims Phil is wanted for deception. Phil is described as having brown hair, brown eyes and weighing around 20 pounds.

    Records dating to 1887 show Phil has predicted more winter 103 times while forecasting an early spring just 18 times.