KC man accused of pointing laser at PD helicopter
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been accused of pointing a laser at a Kansas City police helicopter as it flew overhead.
The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/LcRMKM) reports Grant Doverspike of Kansas City was issued a summons early Sunday to appear in municipal court after the helicopter’s crew reported being targeted by a green laser downtown.
Police say the pilots directed officers to an apartment at 17th and Oak streets, where they found Doverspike and confiscated a green laser.
Similar incidents have resulted in federal charges, including one earlier this year in St. Louis when a man was charged with interfering with an aircraft after allegedly pointing a laser at an airplane and helicopter.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com