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Clark Gable's Grandson Headed to Jail for Pointing a Laser at an LAPD Helicopter

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Clark Gable's grandson will carry on the family legacy by spending ten days in jail for pointing a laser at an LAPD helicopter. City News Service reports that Gable was sentenced today to three years of probation in addition to his time behind bars by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Horwitz. An aspiring actor, Gable plead guilty last month to a felony count of discharge of a laser at an occupied aircraft. Two additional felony charges of discharge of a laser and one count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury were dropped.

Gable was arrested on July 28 of last year after he shined a green laser light at a helicopter circling Hollywood Blvd. His laser reportedly briefly obscured the vision of the pilots.

He told reporters at the time that he was pointing the laser at the Hollywood sign, but that it happened to catch the chopper in flight.

"It was a misunderstanding," he said. "People make mistakes and that's the bottom line. I'm going to learn from it and hopefully others will."