Man Admits Aiming Laser Pointer at KC Police Helicopter

Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A 26-year-old Kansas City man could face up to five years in prison for aiming a laser pointer at a Kansas City Police Department helicopter.

U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson says Jordon Clarence Rogers pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony count for an Oct. 8, 2013, incident in which one of the helicopter pilots was hit twice in the eye by the laser.

Prosecutors say the pilot sustained eye strain that lasted for hours.

The FBI investigated the case.

A sentencing date has not been set.

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