“Mr. Sanders stated that he was in his backyard grilling and was using the laser that he had bought on Wish.com to ‘track a raccoon,’” the affidavit said. “He then stated he was curious of the range and pointed the laser at the helicopter.”
The trooper allegedly asked Sanders what the range of the laser was and he stated “at least a football field,” the affidavit said.
“He stated that he did not intend to cause any problems and would not have pointed the laser in the direction of the aircraft if he would have known the consequences,” the affidavit said.
The laser was seized as evidence, the affidavit said.
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