"Punxsutawney Phil did purposely, and with prior calculation and design, cause the people to believe that spring would come early," Mike Gmoser, the prosecutor in southwestern Ohio's Butler County, wrote in an official-looking indictment."Does Phil feel lucky now?
"Gmoser wrote that Punxsutawney Phil is charged with misrepresentation of spring, which constitutes a felony "against the peace and dignity of the state of Ohio."
"The penalty Phil faces? Gmoser says — tongue firmly in cheek — is death."
Nature The Christian Science Monitor reports that the Groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil (the prognosticator of prognosticators) is being indicted by a prosecutor from Ohio for fraud: