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Upstate Police Department Arrests Winter, Demands Punxsutawney Phil Turn Himself In

DEPEW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- An upstate New York police department fed up with lingering cold weather has placed winter under arrest.

Dear Winter, You are hereby placed under arrest. You have the right to remain silent and out of sight, but apparently...

Posted by Depew Police Department on Friday, April 6, 2018

The Depew Police Department wrote Friday in a humorous Facebook post that it had arrested the season. Police said any more snow winter produces would be held against it in court.

The department also called for groundhog Punxsutawney Phil to turn himself in for predicting six more weeks of winter. Police joke that they're willing to look past winter's "most recent transgressions" if it works with the department.

New York has experienced wintry weather this month and high winds that caused power outages.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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