March 25, 2013

Groundhog getting sued

Punxsutawney Phil makes he prediction everyday for the weird American Holiday "Groundhog Day." However he was a bit wrong this year and failed to predict a massive snowstorm that crippled the region. Naturally some people aren't happy about his failed forecast.

Phil did not see his shadow February 2, signaling spring's imminent arrival. Six days later, Winter Storm Nemo dumped 30 inches of snow on New England.

 Six weeks later, temperatures across the Northern U.S. remain frigid. Birds chirping? Flowers blooming? No sign of those anywhere. As a result, (hopefully) tongue-in-cheek Butler County, Oh., prosecutors are demanding justice, claiming Phil deliberately misled the American people. 

They say such a felony should be punished by death. Butler County's chief prosecutor filed an official brief about this, lambasting the rodent for actions "against the peace and dignity of the state of Ohio." 

"Punxsutawney Phil did purposely, and with prior calculation and design, cause the people to believe that spring would come early," wrote Mike Gmoser.

I wonder if the Easter Bunny is liable is somebody gets sick from eating all their candy?

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