- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas man faces up to five years in federal prison for aiming a laser pointer at a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter.

Orlando Jose Chapa pleaded guilty Tuesday in Dallas to aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. The 37-year-old Chapa remains free on bond pending sentencing.

Investigators say Chapa on May 30 aimed the beam of a laser pointer at a DPS helicopter and along its flight path.

Authorities say Chapa was in his driveway when he targeted the chopper.

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