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Clark Gable's Namesake Grandson Arrested for Shining Laser Pointer at LAPD Chopper
Just because your grandfather played Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind doesn't mean you are above the law, including when it comes to laser pointers being shone at law enforcement aircraft. Clark Gable III, an aspiring actor, was arrested last night for "allegedly pointing a laser at an LAPD helicopter," reports TMZ.
The famous actor's 23-year-old grandson claims he was pointing the beam at the Hollywood Sign as he was driving around the area with friends. His beam, however, caught an LAPD chopper in flight.
Gable was arrested and booked on a felony charge.
Authorities have been cracking down on people who shine laser beams at aircraft, citing the danger of the lights impairing the pilot and possibly causing a serious accident.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.