Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher


In this undated photo provided by Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Township Police, Adams is seen dressed as an Amish woman. Adams, a male police officer, spent time on duty in December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children in a western Pennsylvania township. The Amish did not want their children to testify in court and agreed to lend police the women's bonnets, aprons and dresses to catch or scare away the suspect. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Chad Adams) | Zoom
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania police officer says he went undercover dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

Pulaski Township Sgt. Chad Adams spent much of December and January in Amish attire.

The group agreed to lend the police women's bonnets, aprons and dresses to catch or scare away the suspect because they don't want their children to testify in court.

A female officer dressed as an Amish woman also worked with Adams.

Adams says police haven't been able to charge the man because of a lack of evidence, but believe he is the same person who was sentenced to house arrest in January for similar incidents in another county.

Adams revealed the investigation because the incidents have stopped.

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