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Police: Woman tries to run over ex-boyfriend while yelling “Merry Christmas”

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UNIONTOWN, Pa. – The spirit of the season is supposed to put people in a better mood this time of year, but one woman in Pennsylvania is behind bars for her actions.

Witnesses say 47-year-old Mary Jo Smith showed up to her ex-boyfriend’s home and was blasting Christmas music. Authorities say she drove through his yard and attempted to hit him, his wife and his stepdaughter with her car.

All the while, officials say she was yelling “Merry Christmas.”

“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 told WPXI. “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.”

Smith was arrested on aggravated assault, criminal mischief, driving under the influence, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and reckless driving.