ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia sheriff on Friday said he is canceling Valentine's Day because of the bad weather -- telling men they were off the hook for the romantic gifts their partners may be expecting.
Sheriff Scott Berry took to Facebook to announce his decision after an ice storm slammed Georgia on Wednesday.
He wrote that men "are exempt from having to run out and buy lottery scratchers and Hershey bars from the corner stores" until Tuesday.
The post was made in jest and was shared more than 1,500 times. However, it also angered a man who called the sheriff's office Friday from a Michigan area code to protest the decision, saying snow up north isn't a big deal.
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