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Amish mob violently breaks into homes and cuts off hair

9:17 PM, Oct 6, 2011   |    comments
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Steubenville, OH (WOIO/CNN) - An Amish mob is accused of breaking into several homes and cutting off the beards and hair of other Amish men.

Now, the group is the focus of four police investigations in Ohio.

Police say the assaults are the work of members of the "Bergholz Clan."

In one attack, the men allegedly packed a horse-drawn buggy, rode to a home and cut the hair off some men and women in the house.

The violent haircuts are meant to humiliate and punish those Amish who are supposedly weak in the faith.

It's left the police baffled.

"Well it's pretty bizarre for us, we've never had anything like this happen here before," said a Steubenville officer.

In Holmes County, the suspected bandits may face assault, burglary and kidnapping charges.

WOIO/CNN

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