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Amid storm, Arundel police announce arrest of Punxsutawney Phil

Amid storm, Arundel police announce arrest of Punxsutawney Phil

Anne Arundel County police say they've arrested famed Groundhog Day celebrity Punxsutawney Phil and charged him with excessive winter and "failing to do right." The arrest — which came as the area was receiving the first wave of the storm that came across the area Wednesday into Thursday — was announced by department spokesman Lt. T.J. Smith via Twitter. Smith even provided a mug shot of Phil, who appeared to more than 6 feet tall, according to the booking photo. On his Twitter feed Wednesday night, Smith relayed the news as: "Breaking, Moments ago. Punxsutawney Phil Mugshot. Charged w/ excessive winter and failing to do right." Thursday morning, he...

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