- Crime and punishment April 16
It's Mrs. Doubtfire meets Witness: One Pennsylvania police officer was willing to go undercover as an Amish woman to apprehend a flasher.
In January, Pulaski Township Sgt. Chad Adams donned a dark blue dress and apron, black bonnet, and long coat in an attempt to catch a man who was exposing himself to Amish children walking home from school. According to CBS News, the Amish residents of Lawrence County, near the Ohio border, did not want their children to have to testify in court against the suspect, and were happy to lend their clothing to Adams in exchange for his help.
In a message on Facebook, Adams shared the details of his undercover work, now that the investigation is complete. "Although we did not apprehend the individual, we believe he was caught in another county," 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."- - Catherine Garcia
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- The latent sexism of the male marriage proposal
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- 10 things you need to know today: November 28, 2014
- This judge is the reason we're still fighting over net neutrality
- After Ferguson: Stop deferring to the cops
- Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars' injuries: A professional weighs in
- The hilarious hypocrisy of Republicans complaining about the imperial presidency
- Is it now OK to have sex with animals?
- How to adopt the perfect rescue dog
- Bush vs. Clinton in 2016 is the perfect way to make millennials hate politics even more
Subscribe to the Week