Punxsutawney Phil Evades Criminal Charges

Well, that’s a relief. AP reports that the Ohio prosecutor who (playfully) filed a fraud charge against Punxsutawney Phil for predicting an early spring on Feb. 2 has now withdrawn the complaint. Prosecutor Mike Gmoser “says the tongue-in-cheek indictment generated a lot of attention, but he has a lot of “really serious work” to do and wanted to end things on a positive note.” “The Tooth Fairy isn’t going to investigate himself for criminally underpricing kids on the value of their lost teeth,” he grumbled, probably.