Ohio Amish Wife: Family Had Worried About Attack

CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) - An Amish woman whose husband's beard was cut by members of a breakaway Amish group said Thursday her family had been worried about such an attack and were wary when several men came to their door late one night last week.

Arlene Miller of Carrollton in eastern Ohio told The Associated Press she and her husband agreed to press charges to get help for members of the nearby separatist community.

The 46-year-old Miller said her husband, Myron Miller, struggled with his attackers after they grabbed his beard and used scissors to cut about six inches off.

Arlene Miller says the attackers fled when they heard her husband call for their sons to help.

She says they were targeted because they had helped a family leave the breakaway group's settlement.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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