Not your usual suspects

September 21, 2011
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amish8mugsThe likely looking group in the mugshots are the eight Amish men who fought the law. And the law won.

As you probably know, the Amish aren’t fans of anything modern, like cars. These hardened criminals in the photos didn’t stick orange safety triangle on their horse-drawn buggies, then refused to pay the fines.

Why? Well it seems their religion also bars them from wearing or displaying bright colours and, not surpisingly, the aforementioned safety triangle is a particulary bright shade of orange.

They were all jailed for their heinous crime but according to The Smoking Gun, the powers-that-be were kind enough to find them some dark coloured jumpsuits instead of the standard-issue coveralls.

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