Police Arrest Three Suspects for Pointing Laser Beams at Aircrafts
Police in South Los Angeles has arrested three suspects who allegedly pointed laser beams at aircrafts on Thursday evening. Lasers are a distraction for pilots and can lead to massive accidents.
Three people were arrested in South Los Angeles on Friday morning. The police revealed the suspects were taken into custody after allegedly pointing laser beams at aircrafts.
Green and red laser beams were shone at several planes including KTLA’s Sky 5 at around 10:25 p.m. on Thursday. Deliberately pointing a laser beam at an aircraft is against federal law and is punishable by fine or up to five years in prison.
Distracting or flashblinding pilots is dangerous. A laser beam is much larger at long distances than you might think. Do not be responsible for taking lives. Do not shine lasers on aircraft!#KeepingYouSafeInTheSky pic.twitter.com/AmIFyTjcwn— SA Civil Aviation Authority - SACAA (@OfficialSACAA) January 22, 2019
According to reports, the lasers came from an area around Washington Boulevard and Griffith Avenue in South Los Angeles. Officers were immediately notified of the situation.
Responding officers spotted a group of people shining the lasers however, the group drove off. Officers later spotted the car and pulled it over, KTLA reported.
The three people in the car were arrested and the officers reportedly took possession of two laser pointers.