Prosecutor Calls For Death Of Famous Groundhog

Mar 22, 2013

Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser has jokingly issued an indictment calling for the death of "Punxsutawney Phil," saying the famous groundhog is a fraud.

Gmoser says the groundhog purposely, and with prior calculation and design caused people to believe that spring would arrive early. The groundhog predicted an early spring when he did not see his shadow after emerging from his western Pennsylvania lair on February 2nd. Since then,Ohio has had record low temperatures and a snowstorm. A storm moving into the region Sunday could bring between 4 and 8 inches of snow.