Sunday, July 15, 2018

Florida woman accused of shining laser at helicopter pilot

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — A woman is accused of pointing a green laser light at a sheriff's office helicopter that was patrolling a Florida city during a power outage.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials said in a news release that 33-year-old Jacqueline Robledo of Lake Worth was arrested and charged with misuse of a laser lighting device.

Authorities said the pilot received immediate medical attention and does not appear to be injured.

Sheriff's officials said there has been an ongoing problem with misuse of laser lights being pointed toward cockpits of aircraft landing at nearby Palm Beach International Airport.

The FAA, NTSB and FBI have been notified of the incident.

Robledo is being held on a $3,000 bond. An attorney for her is not listed on jail records.

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