FBI offers $10K reward to thwart laser attacks

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laser attacks  SAN DIEGO – A reward of up to $10,000 will be offered for information leading to the arrests of people who aim laser pointing devices at aircraft, the FBI announced Tuesday, noting San Diego is among the top cities for such incidents.

Since the beginning of this year, there have been 22 laser strike incidents reported in the San Diego area, according to the FBI, which said there were 61 incidents in 2013.

Pointing lasers at aircraft in the sky can blind pilots and potentially cause a crash that could hurt those on the aircraft and others on the ground.

FBI analysis showed laser strikes most frequently occur between midnight and 7 a.m. In many cases, the strikes are being committed by teens and adults, age 35-45, who do not know it is against the law or how serious the consequences can be, according to the FBI.

Anyone with information about a laser strike was asked to call the FBI’s San Diego field office at (858) 320-1800 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters can also call 911 if they observe a laser strike while it is taking place.

3 comments

  • Guest

    This is nuts, people will do it and then blame a neighbor who is out at the same time, just for the $10k

  • James

    The DEA is a pile of s**t.

    A corrupt DEA poisoned my dog to death because I called the San Francisco Attorney General's office to complain that the FBI and DEA where fabricating evidence and stealing from me. From the time I noticed something was wrong to the time he died at the vet, it took about 30 hours for my dog to die. Kirby suffered tremendously. 

    The FBI and DEA are cowards.
    Time to leak this information…

    Several years ago when I was writing software for the NSA and DIA there was a rumor that several DEA agents had  been giving their drug addicted informants needles tainted with HIV and Hepatitis viruses.

    Audio confirmation of Department of Justice employees  joking about committing crimes came from the warrant less wiretapping after 9/11. After 9/11 the NSA was ordered to and began data collection on local, state and federal police agencies.

    There are multiple instances of other crimes, but this is the most egregious. Another one , involved using gang members to break into their suspect's homes and steal items and plant evidence.

    I will donate $10k to the ASPCA if the agent is prosecuted.

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