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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

"Rowdy" Amish?

Oh, the times, oh, the mores, oh, my...
What exactly is going on? (And how did I miss this when it was news? I have to rely on Craig Ferguson to keep up with these tidbits from the police blotter....)

Sign of the apocalypse?
Leon, N.Y. (AP) -- Police cracking down on rowdy Amish youths ticketed a teenager for having beer in his horse-drawn buggy when they pulled him over on a western New York road.

They say [a] 17-year-old ... was charged with underage possession of alcohol after he was stopped by Cattaraugus County deputies late Monday night in the town of Leon, 40 miles south of Buffalo.... the teen admitted drinking beer, but passed a field sobriety test.

Amish man in the buggy, [a] 22-year-old... was charged with providing the beer. Both are scheduled to be arraigned June 22.

Patrols were stepped up after an Amish elder's property was vandalized when he confronted youths about their drinking and listening to radios.

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