The Lancaster City Police Department took to their Facebook page to clear up the misconceptions regarding the show “Amish Mafia”, according to CBS News 21 Jan. 3. The post directed toward the show producers and television viewers gives more insight to the rumors that might be true regarding the believability of “Amish Mafia.”
"NAME CLARIFICATION: We are the Lancaster City Police Department. We have been serving Lancaster City for well over 200 years. If you are looking for the Lancaster County Police Department, as depicted on a fictional cable TV show, you may want to look elsewhere."
Judging from the comments no one thinks the show is real.
“I have never met an Amish person who acts like any of them do on that show!”
“...that “show” u r [sic] talking about is a joke and shouldn’t be on TV!”
“…stupid show and stupid people talking on that show.”
On Dec. 27 the Detroit Television Examiner reported one of many stories regarding the falsehoods surrounding the "Amish Mafia." More specifically, one of the shop owners in Lancaster came forward to tell everyone that Arts & Glassworks was not protected by Lebanon Levi.
If anything the controversy is helping to pull in more viewers, take a page out of the “Blair Witch Project” book. When people start talking, others want to know what the fuss is about.
What do you think; stop watching, continue to watch knowing it's fake, or continue to watch because you think it’s real? Sound off in the comments below.
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