NORTH BLOOMFIELD, OH — The idyllic image many Americans harbor of Amish culture got a sharp edit last weekend in Turnbull County, Ohio, when police tried to question a couple of fellows about something common everywhere in rural America on a warm Saturday night.
It was actually Sunday morning, an hour past midnight. The report said Turnbull County sheriff’s deputies saw two Amish men drinking beer in the back of the buggy as the driverless horse trotted down the road.
On the roof of the buggy was a 12-pack of Michelob Ultra. When police searched the buggy, they found a fairly elaborate sound system had been wired in — ingenious, however contrary to Amish culture.