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Men in one Georgia county are off the hook when it comes to buying Valentine's gifts because Valentine's Day has been cancelled (AP)

Men in one Georgia county are off the hook when it comes to buying Valentine's gifts because Valentine's Day has been cancelled (AP)

Men in one Georgia county are off the hook when it comes to buying Valentine's gifts because Valentine's Day has been cancelled (AP)

A US sheriff says he has cancelled Valentine's Day because of the bad weather, telling men they are off the hook for the romantic gifts their partners may be expecting.

Sheriff Scott Berry in Oconee County, Georgia, took to Facebook to announce his decision after an ice storm slammed into the state.

Men, he wrote, "are exempt from having to run out and buy lottery scratchers and Hershey bars from the corner stores" until Tuesday.

The post was in fun and was shared more than 1,500 times. But it angered a man who called the sheriff's office from a Michigan area code to protest at the decision, saying snow up north isn't a big deal.

AP

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