Male Cop Goes Undercover as Amish Woman to Catch Flasher (Photo)
04/15/2014 AT 05:00 PM EDT
Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Township, Penn., Police Department went undercover earlier this year dressed as an Amish woman to catch a man flashing children walking home from school.
"Now that our investigation is complete I'll share with you this photo!" he writes on the department's Facebook page. "I wanted to share with you that we will use all means available to try and protect our children. That includes dressing up as an Amish woman to attempt to apprehend a pervert!"
The Amish parents helped outfit him. "They agreed and set me up with something that fit," he tells the New Castle News. "They had us hooked up with bonnets, aprons, dresses and shawls."
Although the dragnet last January didn't result in an arrest, police believe it scared the suspect away – and into the handcuffs of another department. A man arrested in another jurisdiction may be the same offender, police say.