Ok, I assumed that this story was a hoax until I found the mugshot. In a criminal charge that seems written by the Saturday Night Live, Willard Yoder, 26, was arrested in Connersville, Indiana for sending lewd messages to a 12-year-old girl and then going to her house. Unfortunately, that is no so remarkable. However, Yoder is Amish and showed up in a horse and buggy in Rush County. No, there was no extremely slow chase, just a “plain” arrest.
Yoder allegedly asked the girl for naked pictures and asked to make out with the 12-year-old. .Police found at least 600 text messages. The worst evidence is alleged naked photos of Yoder sent to the girl.
He has pleaded not guilty plea.
It appears that Amish can use cellphones or landlines in their homes or businesses — though some use community phones located outside of their homes. Police records indicate that the horse and buggy were released to Yoder’s family.
Here is the charging form.
It is not clear if he was blasting Amish Paradise when he pulled up to the girl’s house planning to “party like it is 1699”: