The Criminal Case Against Punxsutawney Phil [Radio]

Posted April 11, 2013 in Crime On the Lighter Side by


If you’ve felt spring was a bit late in its arrival, is there someone to blame? This entertaining radio interview covers the criminal case against Punxsutawney Phil, who may have lied on Feb. 2. Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine was interviewed on the “Elliot in the Morning Show” on Wilmington Delaware’s 1450 WILM news radio. A Butler County, Ohio prosecutor charged the world’s most famous groundhog for the “misrepresentation of spring.” Larry discusses the criminal proceedings, observing “It’s time we held the rodents responsible for misleading us.”

No grand jury (just a sense of humor) was needed for this case.

Listen in to find out what happened and if this rodent was held criminally responsible. You’ll learn about key witnesses and the Groundhog handler’s surprise confession and whether Punxsutawney Phil gets off and lives to prognosticate another day. (You might have some sympathy for this defendant. After all, the Groundhog has been on the job since Feb. 2, 1887, according to the History Channel.)


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