COMPTON (CBS) — A 27-year-old Compton woman was behind bars Sunday on suspicion of shining a laser pointer at an airliner and sheriff’s helicopter.

Kimberly Rogers was arrested at her home in the 1700 block of West 153rd Street after authorities traced a beam of focused light there, said sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker. She was being held at the Century jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

On Friday, a sheriff’s helicopter was dispatched to the area after air traffic controllers at Los Angeles International Airport reported that an airliner had been targeted by the laser, according to authorities.

“The flight crew kept an eye on the home and directed patrol deputies to the origin of the laser beam,” Lt. Art Chavez of the Compton Station said.

Soon after, the sheriff’s helicopter was targeted, but no injuries were reported.

The case marked the seventh of its kind in the past year, Parker said, adding that five people have been arrested for shining laser pointers at Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department aircraft.

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Comments (13)
  1. jj says:

    I hope they found concrete evidence before arresting her.

    1. bookemdano says:

      I agree, it would be tragic if the wrong white trash was arrested.

  2. Rick says:

    Damn! 10 to many Old English 40’s and countless brothers!

  3. dave game says:

    My name is Dave Game and I’m the head of the Miami Marxist Revolurtion. Please come down to South Beach and support our cause.

    1. yourbiznes says:

      Like H3ll I will!!!

  4. charlie says:

    she’s white, maybe she was kidnapped, held captive in Compton, asking for help. Hope they investigate before charging her.

  5. Brian Andrews says:

    Life is hard in the CPT…

  6. m says:

    her race and where she lives have nothing do with stupidity.

    i don’t understand what part of “zero tolerance” isn’t understood, and why people consciously engage in activities that will land them in jail facing bail they likely cannot afford.

  7. "chemtrail monster" says:

    maybe she thought, it was a LAPD flying saucer!!! lol

  8. Villaraigosa is a rat! says:

    THey should send her back to Mexico!

  9. LucyGoosey says:

    The full stupidity surge had not kicked in after the first laser shot, so she had to do it another. Hope your friends were impressed, they probably pointed you out the moment the sheriff arrived.

  10. Jeff says:

    What kind of white person lives in Compton? Even white trash won’t live in Compton!!!

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