When Life Imitates Facebook

I posted this as my Facebook status last night:

I just heard gunshots outside, and my first thought was “OMG, phone the police”. Then Sean reminded me we live in the country, where people HUNT. I still think it might be Bloods vs Crips, Amish style.

Today I read this, on the CBS News website:

Levi Detweiler, a 17-year-old Amish youth, allegedly led sheriff’s deputies on a mile-long, presumably low-speed chase, after running a stop sign in his horse and buggy and refusing to pull over.

Do they train for this at the police academy?

Deputies said they spotted Detweiler ignoring the stop sign last week.  According to police, the teen then led them on a chase that ended when he lost control on a sharp turn into a driveway and overturned the buggy into a ditch. He then fled on foot.

Two other Amish men later helped the deputies free the horse and pull the buggy from the ditch.

I love the mugshot –

Amish Police Chase mug shot

Poor Levi. It sure can suck living in an Amish paradise, especially if your buggy only gets up to two miles per hour.