Disgruntled ex tries to run down man with car while shouting 'Merry Christmas,' police say
A woman yelled "Merry Christmas" with holiday music blaring as she plowed through her ex-boyfriend’s yard, nearly hitting three people and causing a path of destruction, police said.
State police in Uniontown said Mary Jo Smith, 47, of Brownsville, showed up at her ex's house on Amity Drive and plowed through the yard, nearly hitting the man, his wife and his stepdaughter.
“She attempted to drive the vehicle at him and he had to use the tree for cover to protect himself from that vehicle,” Trooper Stefani Lucas said. “She proceeded to do a pretty significant amount of damage to the outside of the residence, the yard, Christmas decorations, and did do damage to the vehicle and the house as well by driving into the home."
Tire tracks covered the front yard, a pool was hit behind the house, Christmas decorations were scattered throughout the grass and the mailbox was broken, police said.
The victim's stepdaughter held Smith down until state police arrived and took her into custody.
Smith is charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief, DUI, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and reckless driving.