Compton Woman Arrested in Laser Pointer Case

A Compton woman was arrested on suspicion of pointing a laser beam at an airplane and a sheriff's helicopter Friday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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    A Compton woman was arrested for allegedly pointing a laser beam at an airplane, and later at a sheriff's helicopter, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Kimberly Rogers, 27, allegedly pointed a laser beam at a commercial jet approaching LAX around 10:50 p.m. Friday, according to the sheriff's department. She then allegedly pointed the laser at sheriff's deputies responding to the incident in a helicopter, said authorities.

    She was arrested at her Compton home Friday night.

    Rogers was booked at Century Regional Detention Facility of the Los Angeles County Jail, where she is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

    The powerful lasers are sold as tools to point out stars at night but when aimed at an airplane, they can temporarily blind pilots and cause serious retina damage.

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