MERRIMACK, N.H. (CBS) — There’s a warrant out for Punxsutawney Phil.
Merrimack police are trying to lighten the mood amid one of the bleakest winter stretches in recent memory by threatening the famous groundhog with arrest.READ MORE: CDC Director Overrules Panel, Approves Pfizer COVID Booster Shots For Frontline Workers
“We have received several complaints from the public that this little varmint is held up in a hole, warm and toasty,” police said in a Facebook post. “He told several people that winter would last 6 more weeks, however he failed to disclose that it would consist of mountains of snow!”READ MORE: Severe Thunderstorms Possible In Central, Eastern Massachusetts
Police are asking residents to resist taking out their frustrations on Phil and not approach him because he’s “armed and dangerous.”
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“Call Merrimack Police, we will certainly take him into custody!” they said.