Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-274

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 24, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Misuse of Laser Lighting Device Nets Arrest

    Suspect points laser light into the eyes of a pilot searching for a missing person.
    • Sunday
    • August 29, 2010
    • Time: 2:48 AM
    • 2414 Pinecrest Drive
    • Lutz, FL


    Mark Jones
    DOB 08-07-52
    2414 Pinecrest Drive
    Lutz, FL


    On August 29, 2010, at approximately 2:48 a.m., a Sheriff’s Office helicopter was flying over the area of Pinecrest Road and Livingston Avenue in search of a missing person. Suspect Mark Jones was outside and pointed a green laser light at the pilots causing temporary blindness. The suspect then watched the pilots through binoculars as the pilots circled the area in search of the suspect. On September 23, 2010, the suspect was arrested and charged with Misuse of a Laser Light Device.
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