By Ross Guidotti


CONNELLSVILLE (KDKA) — A woman in Connellsville is accused of tearing up her ex-boyfriend’s yard with her car and hitting anything in her path, including a pool.

Forty-seven-year-old Mary Jo Smith, of Brownsville, was apparently an angry ex of one of the victims, and according to state police, her sole aim in showing up at the Connellsville home was to run over anything she possibly could.

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.

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The yard at 512 Amity Drive is covered with tire tracks from a Jeep SUV that state police say was driven by Smith.

“She proceeded to do a pretty significant amount of damage to the outside of the residence,” Tpr. Stefani Lucas with Pennsylvania State Police said.

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.”

And that was just the front yard. Troopers say Smith drove the vehicle into a pool behind the home.

The object of Smith’s rage wasn’t available for comment. Another person present during the incident somehow was able to get ahold of Smith when she stopped the Jeep.

“She was able to be subdued by some of the other occupants that were there at the house at the time until we were able to arrive and take her into custody,” Lucas said.

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,” Lucas said.

Smith is in the Fayette County Jail, being held on $30 thousand straight cash bond.

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