- Associated Press - Saturday, August 26, 2017

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of shining lasers at sheriff’s department aircraft in Southern California.

Riverside County officials say deputies serving a search warrant at a residence in Menifee this week found several laser devices.

George Tucker could face a charge of discharging a laser at an aircraft. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.

The Press-Enterprise reported Saturday (https://bit.ly/2vgrQkb ) that the 56-year-old was held on $10,000 bail.

Investigators say sheriff’s aviation pilots were affected during a May 2 incident, and additional laser strikes occurred since then.

Pointing lasers toward aircraft is a state and federal crime. The light can temporarily blind the pilot.


Information from: The Press-Enterprise, https://www.pe.com

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