LOS ANGELES (CBS) — CBS2’s Serene Branson was the only reporter on scene when Clark Gable III made bail and was released from jail Friday night.
Gable, named after his grandfather, the legendary movie actor, was arrested Thursday night after reportedly aiming a green laser light into the cockpit of a LAPD helicopter while driving through Hollywood.
Gable, 22, made bail just after 6 p.m.
Maximilian Anderson, 23, who was riding in the vehicle with Gable was also arrested. He has not posted bail as of Friday evening.
Both men were taken into custody Thursday even and charged with the felony.
Gable’s sister told reporters earlier in the day that the whole thing was a big misunderstanding. She explained her brother had the laser but was just installing new batteries in and testing it out.
Gable seemed to stick to a similar line when he was approached by Branson. “It was a misunderstanding,” he explained, “you know, people make mistakes and you learn from them. (The laser) was just a gift I got and people make mistakes and that’s the bottom line.”
He added, “I’m going to learn from it and hopefully others will.”
Gable will learn his fate when he returns to a Los Angeles courtroom late next month.