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10 Crazy Real-Life Stories of Amish Gone Bad

9. Hair-cutting = Hate Crime

Amish gone bad: Samuel Mullet Sr., Johnny Mullet, Daniel Mullet, Lester Mullet, Levi Miller, Eli Miller, Emanuel Shrock, Lester Miller, Anna Miller, Linda Shrock, Emma Miller, Kathryn Miller, Lovina Miller, Raymond Miller, Freeman Burkholder, Elizabeth Miller & Kathryn Miller

On September 20, 2012 a federal jury found Samuel Mullet Sr. and 15 of his renegade followers guilty of hate crimes after a bizarre series of hair- and beard-cutting incidents in Ohio. Mullet (yes, the leader of this barbaric group of barbers is named Mullet).

His cronies took it upon themselves to re-educate the more mainstream members of his sect, whom they believed weren't living as simple a life as God intended. The group pulled out the scissors because of the spiritual significance hair holds in the Amish community; women do not cut their hair because the Bible considers long hair "a glory," while married men do not shave their beards. The defendants each face more than 10 years in prison.

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