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FBI arrests 7 in Amish haircut attacks in Ohio

Published: Wed, November 23, 2011 @ 10:36 a.m.

FBI arrests 7 in Amish haircut attacks in Ohio

BERGHOLZ, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested seven men in Ohio on federal hate crime charges in hair-cutting attacks against the Amish.

Authorities arrested the men this morning at their compound in eastern Ohio. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Cleveland says the men are expected to be arraigned later today.

Authorities say members of a breakaway Amish group forcefully cut the beards and hair of several Amish men and women in recent months. Among those arrested are the breakaway group’s leader and three of his sons.

Cutting the hair is a highly offensive act to the Amish, who believe the Bible instructs women to let their hair grow long and men to grow beards and stop shaving once they marry.


1Askmeificare(810 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

The breakaway group, known to insider's as, The Apple Dumpling Gang, vowed to obey The Boy Scouts Creed and work with authorities.

Ma and Pa Kettle, Parents of one of the victims, claim that The Apple Dumpling Gang never asked the victim how and what style they wished for in their cut.

Ma and Pa Kettle further stated that any and all instruments used in the cutting were never properly sterilized nor sanitized, as beauty school code dictates.

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2NilesOhio(887 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

I find where 1 Corinthians 11:14-15 talks about a woman having long hair but it doesn't forbid the cutting it to be well kept. Just as long as it's not cut short to look like a man.

I'm guessing the Amish derive their beard teaching from Leviticus 19:27. Shame they don't realize that Jesus put an end to the Mosaic law, and thus they feel required to let their beards grow like they're part of the ZZ Top band.

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3redvert(2188 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

I talked to Jesus the other day and he said that he did not put a end to the Mosaic law. His brother Jose stopped eating a taco long enough to verify what Jesus said.

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4doowoptokidrock(325 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Sam Mullet and his Bergholz based band of beard cutters are looking at federal time now. Old Sam was a sex freak also with all the women in his cult.

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5Lifes2Short(3879 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

They should have took off from there compound on there horse and buggy, might've made it a few miles before the FBI caught up to them.....

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