CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

Man Sentenced For Aiming Laser At Police Copter

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

752693141 Man Sentenced For Aiming Laser At Police CopterWhich Real Housewife Are You?

483935699 Man Sentenced For Aiming Laser At Police CopterKISS' Paul Stanley Calls Rock Hall A "Sham"

grand in your hand11 Man Sentenced For Aiming Laser At Police CopterWin A Grand In Your Hand

155742164 Man Sentenced For Aiming Laser At Police CopterPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileStars Ice Girls

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

Kenneth Santodomingo (credit: Dallas County Sheriff's Department)

Kenneth Santodomingo (credit: Dallas County Sheriff’s Department)

DALLAS (AP) — A 22-year-old Dallas man has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for aiming a green laser beam at a Dallas police helicopter.

Prosecutors say Kenneth Santodomingo, who has used at least two aliases in the past, was sentenced in federal court Thursday. He pleaded guilty in February to aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft.

Santodomingo was arrested Jan. 28 after the beam hit the helicopter pilot’s vision several times. Officers aboard the copter found where the light was coming from and directed officers on the ground to Santodomingo.

They were flying in the area searching for a burglary suspect.

Authorities say Santodomingo told officers he wanted to see how far the laser pointer could reach.

He’s been in custody since his arrest.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

MOST VIEWED GALLERIES