The FBI’s new “laser strikes” poster. (credit: FBI)
With yet another prison sentence, a federal prosecutor in Fresno, California, has continued her aggressive campaign against people who fire laser pointers at airplanes.
On Monday, Pablo Cesar Sahagun was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to firing a one-watt laser at a Kern County Sheriff’s helicopter, known as Air-1, on February 26, 2015.
That laser claims to produce a beam approximately 2,000 times more powerful than what is legally allowed.
US District Judge Dale A.
Drozd said during sentencing, “This is an egregious case of a laser strike…The circumstances are inexplicable.”
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