Yes, Amish people do shop at Walmart — at their peril

Amish horse and buggy

Amish horse and buggy. Picture licensed under Creative Commons 2.0

We are working to publish “100 Questions and Answers About Mennonites and the Amish” and were asked this question:

“Do the Amish go to stores like Walmart and eat at fast-food places?”

We saw proof this month that our answer is correct.

Police in southwest Michigan, near an Amish community, say that a family reported someone had boosted their horse and buggy — while they were shopping inside Walmart.

A woman was arrested, the horse was returned unharmed and there is your answer. Yes, the Amish to go to Walmart.

But we wonder: Will they be there to buy an alarm or a lock?

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