SA man aims laser pointer at new helicopter, pleads guilty

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man pleads guilty to aiming a laser pointer at a local news helicopter.

Christopher Evans, 25, will face up to five years in federal prison after admitting to pointing a laser in the flight path of a helicopter in October of 2015.

Evans plead guilty on Tuesday before a United States Magistrate judge in San Antonio. Along with the five years in prison, Evans remains on a $20,000 bond pending sentencing scheduled for December.

According to the FBI, in 2015 alone San Antonio ranked among the top 15 cities in the nation for laser strikes with almost 100 incidents reported. Laser strikes are dangerous because they can blind pilots jeopardizing the lives of everyone aboard.

If you have information about a lasing incident, contact the San Antonio FBI at 210-225-6741. If you see someone pointing a laser at an aircraft, call the nearest local law enforcement agency immediately by dialing 911. Tips can also be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov

(© 2016 KENS)


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