- 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
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