A Florida Man Arrested For Pointing Red Laser at Sheriff’s Helicopter

Updated On 18 Feb, 2019 Published On

A Florida man, namely Brian Harting, 48, was arrested on Sunday, February 17, after he shined a laser light at a Pinellas County Sheriff’s office helicopter which was circling over the area to observe a controlled fire, authorities have confirmed.

The suspect admitted to pointing the red laser at the helicopter. He claimed he didn't know it pointing the device was an illegal act.

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However, as per the report, deputies found the laser light had a warning sticker that read, "Never aim at aircraft".

Harting was charged with the felony misuse of a Laser Lighting Device. According to Fox 13 News report, he is being held on a $25,000 bond.

He was previously taken into the custody after he posted bond on a heroin possession charge. He was recently released from jail.

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