Northeast

Woman yelling 'Merry Christmas' tries to run over ex-boyfriend decorating home: police

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.

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.

Smith, who troopers say was drunk at the time, faces multiple felonies, to include aggravated assault and DUI. No one was hurt during the incident.

According to the victim, Smith was an old flame he thought was completely extinguished.

"They really hadn't had contact in about five years," (Trooper Stefani) Lucas said.

It's unclear if Smith has an attorney who could comment.