Via KC Star:
Missouri woman pleads guilty to assaulting doorbell pranksters.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield woman could get a 10-year prison sentencing for threatening boys who rang her doorbell and ran away.
Prosecutors say 32-year-old Ashley Crossland pleaded guilty on Feb. 17 to burglary, assault and unlawful use of a weapon after becoming angry because of a January 2014 prank.
A probable cause statement says Crossland tried to run one boy down with her van and punched another three times while holding a knife to his chest.
The Springfield News-Leader reports she was also charged with going to the home where the boys were having a sleepover and illegally entering the home.
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One of the boys reportedly told police that Crossland came out of her home and began yelling at them as they ran away after they rang her doorbell. The boy said that after he turned a corner, he saw a van “driving crazy.”
Probable cause documents said the van tried to run the boy over, and backed him up against a fence.