Lancaster City Police are getting involved after the show "Amish Mafia" mispronounced their name.
Many people are outraged with the show because it portrays itself as a reality show, but many say it’s completely fake and the producers don’t know what they’re talking about.
And now those people may have some proof.
In the latest episode of the Discovery Channel’s "Amish Mafia", a reference was made to the Lancaster County Police.
The only problem; there’s no such thing.
So the Lancaster City Police set out to set the record straight posting this on its Facebook page: "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."
This posting got a lot of people responding with comments like “<applause>” and "stupid show and stupid people”.
Brad Igou, the President of the Amish Experience in Lancaster County, says the show is completely made up. “The idea of an Amish Mafia is simply fictional.”
Igou says the mistake made by the producers on this episode, doesn't surprise him. “No. I mean they are talking about recreations." He says before "Amish Mafia" aired, the show’s producers asked him for help. But he said they clearly wanted to enhance the Amish culture to make it more interesting. “And regardless of what he was trying to say there, we just didn’t have a good feeling so we just said we don’t want to be involved in the show.”
Amish Mafia airs Wednesday evenings at on the Discovery Channel.