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 added a new photo and Tweeted, "As 1st reported last night. Follow up and updated mugshot of Phil!"