Sgt. Chad Adams
Courtesy Pulaski Township Police Department
04/15/2014 at 04:40 PM EDT
This policeman wears a badge. And a bonnet.
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.