Police, fed up with lingering cold weather, 'arrests' winter

FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, a woman watches as her dog runs in a snowfall that blanketed Prospect Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Post-Standard reported the Depew Police Department wrote Friday, April 6, 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. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

DEPEW, N.Y. — An upstate New York police department fed up with lingering cold weather has placed winter under arrest.

The Post-Standard reports 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.

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Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com

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