Lexington Man Pleads Guilty to Pointing Laser

By Associated Press | 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Lexington man has pleaded guilty to pointing a laser at a police helicopter.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 50-year-old Steven French entered the plea last week to two charges of wanton endangerment.

The laser hit the helicopter's cockpit three times last month before officers on the ground determined where it was coming from.

Police say French was working as a security guard at a construction site and told them he got bored and wanted to test the range of the laser site on his gun.

French was sentenced to 12 months in jail, but must serve only 30 days. The rest of the sentence was probated for two years.

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