Earlier today, RCMP from Colchester District arrested Shubenacadie Sam at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.
The arrest stems from an investigation into complaints of public mischief regarding comments Sam made publicly about the arrival of spring in Nova Scotia. RCMP allege that Sam stated there would not be six more weeks of winter; however based on the forecast to date, it appears these statements are false.
“We take these complaints very seriously,” says Cst. Dal Hutchinson, Colchester District RCMP . We have been working with our partners at the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources to have Sam turn himself in but when we confirmed he was avoiding us, we felt we needed to show up at his burrow and effect the arrest.”
Shubenacadie Sam is currently in RCMP custody and is scheduled to appeared in Shubenacadie Provincial Court later this morning to face the charge. Even on April Fool’s Day, rodents can appear in court.
Source: Media Release