If you guessed corrupting Amish teenagers, you are a criminal justice God. Pennsylvania man Thomas Candler Felts, 25, was sentenced this week in Lancaster County Court for giving Amish teens some beer and later causing a crash with their horse-drawn buggy after yelling “Rumspringa.”
Felts pulled into the parking lot and started a conversation with a group of Amish teenagers hanging out at the store. He showed the teens his pistol and then gave them cans of Yuengling Lager beer. He then drove away in his Dodge.
The teens left in their buggy only to have Felts pass them screaming “Rumspringa.” He then stopped abruptly and caused an accident with the buggy. Thankfully no one was hurt. Felts then however started yelling about his pistol being gone and later told police that he chased down the buggy out of a belief that they had stolen the gun.
Felts was sentenced to serve thirty days to six months in prison with a year of probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor DUI and furnishing alcohol to minors.
Kudos: Roger Schechter