Authorities in Missouri allege a woman charged with felony harassment used a ski mask and a chainsaw to frighten neighborhood children.

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The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said neighbors told deputies Lynn Marie Herzog, 50, was seen yelling profanities at children in their neighborhood, near Winfield, Sunday before donning a ski mask and approaching them with a chainsaw, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday.

Herzog, who was also allegedly photographing and videotaping the children, was charged with felony harassment.

Police did not say whether she gave any reason for her actions.