More arrested for aiming lasers at police helicopters

Philadelphia police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers said the department has seen an increasing number of people arrested for misusing laser pointers


By Natalie Pompilio
The Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA — Illustrating the latest case of a growing problem, a 23-year-old Philadelphia man has been federally charged with interfering with an aircraft after he allegedly shone a laser pointer into the cockpit of a police helicopter flying over Hunting Park.

Brian Lawhon faces penalties that include a maximum sentence of 20 years' imprisonment and $250,000 fine.

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