20 Year Old Arrested for Discharging Laser at Aircraft
Yesterday morning, December 9, 2013, a 20-year old adult male was arrested for felony charges related to discharging a laser light at an aircraft.
Justin James Nesbitt was contacted in the backyard of his residence after pointing a green laser light at a police aircraft. The aircraft pilot was able to guide patrol deputies to Nesbitt's location where they arrested him without incident.
The aircraft pilot and occupants were not injured during this encounter, however the outcome of such actions could be devastating not only to the pilots of an aircraft, but to the safety of others during a critical phase of flight should distraction, temporary blindness and/or eye damage from the laser light occur.
Nesbitt is being held at the Main Jail on $75,000 bail.