Laser light points deputies to suspect's location

5:19 PM, Dec 10, 2013   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A man accused of pointing a green laser light at a police aircraft was arrested Monday morning.

Justin James Nesbitt, 20, was arrested by Sacramento County sheriff's deputies in his backyard after the aircraft pilot guided deputies to Nesbitt's home, Sgt. Lisa Bowman said.

The pilot and the aircraft occupants were not injured in the incident. Bowman said pointing a laser at an aircraft could distract pilots or impair their eyesight, leading to "devastating" consequences. 

Deputies were able to take Nesbitt into custody without incident. He was booked into Sacramento County Jail for felony charges of discharging a laser light at an aircraft. His bail is set to $75,000.


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