In a press release from the Merrimack Police Department in New Hampshire, a warrant has been issued for a resident of Gobbler's Knob, Pa.

No, really. Check it out:

"We know we are a day early, however we here at Merrimack Police felt compelled to let the public know that there is a warrant for Punxsutawney Phil! We have received several complaints from the public that this little varmint is held up in a hole, warm and toasty.  He  told several people that Winter would last six more weeks, however he failed to disclose that it would consist of mountains of snow! If you see him, do not approach him as he is armed and dangerous. Call Merrimack Police, we will certainly take him into custody!" ~ Chief of Police, Merrimack New Hampshire.

While we continue to enjoy a relatively mild winter here in East Texas, the northeastern United States remains blanketed with snow and sub-freezing temperatures. No word if the felonious rodent has yet to be aprehended.

Maybe he will turn up on an episode of 'COPS.'