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Baltimore Co. Police accuse man of pointing laser at flying helicopter

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Posted at 2:35 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 14:37:42-04

TOWSON, Md. — Baltimore County Police on Monday said they arrested a man who allegedly pointed a laser at their helicopter as it was helping officers search for a suspect.

It happened on July 26 just after 12:30 in the morning.

The helicopter was flying over Eastern Boulevard and Orville Road assisting in an unrelated investigation.

That's when 31-year-old Brandon Dunevant apparently stood in front of the 1700 block of Earhart Road, and shined a laser pointer through the cockpit of the police helicopter.

He's currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail.

Police say pointing a laser at an aircraft is extremely dangerous to the flight crew and people on the ground.

If found guilty, Dunevant could face a $2,500 fine and/or up to three years jail time.