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US: 3 trick-or-treaters arrested for aiming laser at sheriff's helicopter on Halloween
Screenshot from Lee County Sheriff's Office video which is available on Facebook, link here. The person on the left is aiming a laser at the helicopter. The bright green beam is not visible in this photo because the infrared (non-visible heat) camera is in use.
The helicopter crew directed ground units to the three persons, who were getting candy at the time.
Sheriff Carmine Marceno said “I can’t begin to explain how dangerous it is to put our aviation crew members in jeopardy by pointing a laser light at their eyes. Any person who intentionally tries to harm my family members will go to jail.”
In a separate incident the night before, a 45-year-old area man was arrested for pointing a laser at the Lee County Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit helicopter. Miguel Javier Jimenez, 45, also was charged with misuse of a laser. He was held in the Lee County Jail under $5,000 bond.
Miguel Javier Jimenez