Amish Man Stumbles Across a Newspaper and Promptly Has a Heart Attack

An Amish man in Wadena County, Minnesota strayed outside of his closed residential community on Wednesday and suffered a heart attack after glancing at a newspaper he had found on the side of the road. Jedediah Yodeler, a 45-year-old married father of 7, had only left the community once in his life, and had never kept up with events occurring outside of a 2-mile radius.

According to one neighbor, Yodeler said he was going for a walk to get some fresh air, which was highly unusual for members of the community. “I thought it was odd that he wanted to get fresh air when we were hanging out in the common area doing just that… getting fresh air,” the neighbor said. “Plus, we only leave for emergencies. And reading a newspaper? Jedediah must have lost his mind.”

The newspaper Mr. Yodeler had likely read was a copy of The New York Times printed the day prior. Displaying photos of full hospital rooms and buildings on fire, the front page headline read, “Pandemic and Civil Unrest Bring Hell on Earth: Is Apocalypse Near?”

Yodeler is currently in recovery at the Wadena County hospital. Doctors are still trying to figure out what could have possibly caused the man’s heart attack.