Skip to comments.Police arrest teen suspected of pointing laser at planes
Posted on 05/09/2009 5:33:24 PM PDT by South40
TUSTIN A 19-year-old Tustin man and a friend were arrested by Tustin police Wednesday night on suspicion of pointing a laser at commercial aircraft landing at John Wayne Airport.
Mengyang Sun and an underage girl were arrested around 11 p.m. after Tustin police were sent to the area of El Camino Real and Parkcenter Lane to check out reports that someone was shining a laser at passing cars.
Sun and the girl were arrested and taken to the Tustin Police Department. The girl was released to a parent. After FBI investigators interviewed Sun, he was booked into Orange County Jail.
The case will be sent to the U.S. Attorney's Office for possible federal indictments.
Last month, Dana Christian Welch, 37, of Orange, was convicted of shining a hand-held laser at passenger jets coming in for a landing at John Wayne Airport the night of May 21, 2008.
Welch faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 15.
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Wish they could find the creep that’s doing it here at SEATAC in Seattle ...
This should be a capital offense. Attempted murder of hundreds of people.
Fry his ass!!!
Might wanna ask the prosecutor if you can bring your light saber to jail to ward off the buttwrangling storm troopers
Yep. Need to make a serious example of him and his dimwit bush pig.
I jumped in this thread hoping that's what it was about.
Yeah, saw it wasn’t SETAC although they did catch the last creep that did it ...
Middle class taxpayers only ask two things from state government—maintain the roads and protect us from criminals. When we vote against the tax propositions later this month Arnold has said he is going to punish us by releasing 38,000 “non-violent” offenders, no doubt that includes this creep.
The case has been sent to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for possible federal indictment. If this runt finds himself in a federal pen arnolD won’t have a say in the matter.
He may be a teen, but he is legally an adult. The OC Register missed the boat with their headline.
You can´t legislate stupidity out, but you can remove it when you find it. Well done, law enforcment. Keep him there til he learns something. They´ll probably let him out after a week.
Somebody could do this for months before getting caught if he continually changed sites. (From the air it would presumably be easy to see where on the ground the pointer is shining from.)