Colo. Man Pleads Guilty To Pointing Laser At News, Sheriff’s Helicopters

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to pointing a laser at two helicopters operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a local television station, the FBI announced Friday.

Isaias Gonzales, 25, is facing a year in prison and a $250,000 fine in relation to federal charges stemming from a Sept. 2012 incident, officials said.

The Denver resident is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 2.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, the LASD and the FBI.

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