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Woman Arrested for Pointing Laser At Jet Landing at LAX and a Sheriff's Chopper
It was a twofer last night for a 27-year-old (i.e. grown up) woman was arrested for pointing a laser beam not only at a commercial jet landing at Los Angeles International Airport, but also at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's chopper called out to investigate the report of the former.
The LASD were called to the Compton area after LAX air traffic controls reported that pilots landing at LAX said their aircraft had been struck by a laser's light, according to KTLA. The pilot was able to help authorities pinpoint the location from which the green beam originated, which led the LASD to Compton.
While overhead, the same green beam was trained on the LASD helicopter.
Authorities located the beam's holder, Kimberly Rogers, and took her into custody.
This is the seventh laser incident in the past 12 months, and the fifth arrest.