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Three Arrested for pointing laser at LCSO chopper

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Posted at 2:43 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 14:43:10-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested three people for striking an LCSO chopper with a laser.

Deputies said it happened while the aviation unit was responding to a call in the Central District on Saturday.

Deputies said a trick-or-treater shined a green laser light into the cockpit of the helicopter.

Aviation deputies observed three individuals walking through a neighborhood and intentionally pointing a laser at the helicopter.

Patrol deputies responded and arrested three individuals and charged them with Misuse of a Laser, a third-degree felony.