US man arrested for pointing lasers at planes landing at Florida Airport
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  • 04:20 28 January 2020

US man arrested for pointing lasers at planes landing at Florida Airport

A Florida man has been arrested after he allegedly pointed lasers at planes attempting to land at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Sarasota, Florida, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

According to deputies with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), 41-year-old Charlie Chapman Jr. was aiming a laser pointer at planes at around 7:40 p.m. local time last Wednesday. When the MCSO Aviation Unit tried to locate the suspect via helicopter, Chapman also pointed the laser at them, according to a news release by the sheriff’s office. The release also notes that deputies struck Chapman with a stun gun after he allegedly “grabbed a hammer” and made a striking motion in their direction. 

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