Quirky News

  • 16 April 2014, 7:32

Male cop dressed as Amish woman for two months

An undercover cop spent two months dressed as an Amish woman in the hope of scaring off a man exposing himself to Amish children.

Pulaski Township Sergeant Chad Adams posted a picture of himself in the Amish attire on the department's Facebook page.

Police were unable to charge the man because of a lack of evidence, but Sgt Adams thought it was important to publicise his assignment to deter the suspect or others in the future.

He wrote: "I wanted to share with you that we will use all means available to try and protect our children.

"That includes dressing up as an Amish woman to attempt to apprehend a pervert!"

The picture shows Sgt Adams in a blue dress, black cloak and bonnet.

Local Amish residents, who did not want their children to testify in court, supplied the officer with the clothes to help scare away the suspect.

Sgt Adams said the man has not been seen in Pulaski, around 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, since January.

Police believe the suspect is the same man who was sentenced to house arrest that month for similar behaviour in neighbouring Mercer County.