When you see a crime report about an Amish roadside stand, you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking it was someone stealing money from the honor system cash deposits that a lot of these stands use.
Not in this case, though. From WBKO:
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday, Nov. 30.
According to a press release, two white males pulled up to an Amish produce stand and requested produce. The Amish man went to retrieve the requested items and when he returned, he was presented payment.
Police say, when the victim made change from his wallet, the passenger pulled a gun and demanded the victim’s wallet.
The suspects fled toward Logan County. The suspect vehicle is a dark, 2-door sports car with a spoiler and dark tinted windows with no registration plate.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who sees a vehicle matching the description to contact Detective Duke at 270-586-7425.
The majority of the crime against Amish homes and businesses does not involve guns, which makes this story unusual.
If I had to guess, this sounds like it might be a robbery to fuel a drug habit. Maybe not…but how much cash would you expect to get from a roadside Amish produce stand? Feels like a pretty desperate act. No license plate, but that car seems like it would be pretty easy to identify.
The county is Simpson, but the community appears to be in next-door Logan County (Auburn area). Close to 300 Amish live there, so it’s likely the case that some of the Amish live over the border in Simpson County. This happened in the area of New Salem Road, in the northern end of the county. I would guess these people will be caught sooner than later. Here’s the brief station report: