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Punxsutawney Phil 'sued' for inaccurate spring prediction

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Punxsutawney Phil, the weather predicting groundhog, is being "sued."

Mike Gmoser, a prosecutor in Butler County, Ohio, is attempting to indict the groundhog on one charge of "misrepresentation of early spring."

Back in February, Phil did not see his shadow which was supposed to mean just six more weeks of winter.

Gmoser said Phil "doesn't seem to know his backside from a hole in the ground" and wants to hold the groundhog personally responsible for his false predictions. The prosecutor is even seeking the death penalty.

"It's definitely not spring. It's a snowstorm. And temperatures in the teens. And when I came to work in the wind and the cold, I said to myself something is wrong with Phil," Gmoser said. "You know Punxsutawney has some answers that he needs to give, and I think I'm just going to have to indict him. So I set about to indict Phil, and of course I'm seeking the death penalty because let's face it: Phil is already behind bars with a life sentence. What else is left? So, there is a specification for the death penalty."

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