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14-year sentence for shining laser at helicopters

A California man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for aiming a laser pointer at a Fresno Police Department helicopter.

Investigators say Sergio Rodriguez, 26, of Clovis, repeatedly shined a high-powered laser pointer in the cockpit of the aircraft in 2012.

“Deliberately pointing a laser at an aircraft is a criminal act with serious safety repercussions,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

Click here for the full report by CBS Sacramento.