CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (CBS/AP) — State police say holiday music was blaring from a western Pennsylvania woman’s car as she tore up the yard of her ex-boyfriend’s home, nearly running the man and his family over.
Forty-seven-year-old Mary Jo Smith was charged Tuesday with multiple offenses stemming from Monday’s incident.
Alan McCutcheon says he was setting up a Christmas light display outside of his Fayette County home when Smith yelled “Merry Christmas” and made several passes through his yard.
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“She proceeded to do a pretty significant amount of damage to the outside of the residence,” Tpr. Stefani Lucas with Pennsylvania State Police told CBS Pittsburgh.
All one needs to do is follow the tracks to see what Smith was aiming at.
“The Christmas decorations were damaged, the vehicle was damaged, property was damaged, the home itself [was damaged],” Lucas said.
But state police say Smith was targeting more than just inanimate objects.
“The ex-boyfriend did attempt to make contact with her at one point by coming out of the residence,” Lucas said. “At that point, she attempted to drive the vehicle at him. He had to use the tree that was in the yard for cover.”
State police say Smith attempted to hit the 64-year-old along with his wife and adult daughter. No one was injured.
The joyride caused more than $500 in damage, leaving behind tire tracks and a trail of broken lights and decorations.
It’s unclear if Smith has an attorney who could comment.
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