Feds Charge Sapulpa Man With Pointing Laser At Police Helicopter

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 1:33 pm
By: News On 6

A federal grand jury in Tulsa has indicted a Sapulpa man with aiming a laser at police helicopter.

According to the U.S. Attorney Danny Williams for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 24-year-old Ethan Hernandez is charged with aiming a laser beam at TPD's helicopter.

In a news release, Williams says if convicted, the maximum penalty would be five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

This is the not the first laser incident in Tulsa.  Back in 2007, a Tulsa man was arrested for the very same thing involving Tulsa Police's helicopter.

6/26/2007 Related Story: Man Arrested After Pointing Laser At Police Helicopter

And in 2014, a 42-year-old Tulsa man was indicted for pointing a green laser pointer at the department's helicopter.

3/7/2014 Related Story: Tulsa Man Indicted For Pointing Laser Pointer At TPD Helicopter