They are accused of breaking into homes and using scissors to cut the beards and hair of the victims.
Investigators believe members of the “Bergholz Clan,” which has been described as a group of religious castoffs, are responsible. Excuse me whilst I GAFAW! I can't believe they have Amish gangs out there! The attacks, they say, are meant to shame and humiliate the victims.
The attacks have happened in four different counties in Eastern Ohio: Jefferson County, Holmes County, Trumbull County and Carroll County.
According to tradition, Amish men are required to let their beards grow after they’re married and that women follow Biblical rules that they’re not to cut their hair.
One Amish man said he would rather be dead than have his beard cut off!
The four men are charged with kidnapping and burglary in one of the four attacks. They’re being held on $250,000 bond each.