Laser Pointer Prank Lands White Plains Man In Jail

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – A White Plains man pointed a green laser light from his home window at Greenburgh and White Plains police officers driving nearby Tuesday, and was charged with a felony, according to a police report.

The White Plains officer tracked the light to the apartment of Michael Vicars, 23, on Tarrytown Road. He was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony.

A Greenburgh officer driving in a marked police car after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday said he was struck in the eyes with the green laser light.

White Plains police responded to the area and the light was pointed into one of the officer’s eyes, causing temporary blindness, according to the report. The officer couldn’t drive his care safely. When it happened a second time, the officer determined it came from Vicars' home in the Battle Hill area.

The officer went to the home, and Vicars admitted to pointing the light at passing cars, the report said.

He was arrested and held for court.

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Whiteplainsisawful:

This is ridiculous and poor reporting. He was blinded with a laser pointer from several yards away? White Plains is full of a bunch if crooks flooding the jails for fun. Why don't you find some real crime to solve like reckless drivers on Lake Street? Or the lunatics running around Mamaronek avenue at midnight on a Friday?

A felony charge for a stupid green laser pointer is moronic. White Plains, I'm ashamed to say I lived in your city for a god awful decade. So happy I moved.

Peonie Bob:

Is pointing a lazer at Police a Felony ? Was the perpertrator intoxicated or mentaly challanged ? Was a S.W.A.T. called in ? Just a few unanswerd questions . Was the lazer attached to a gun ? Having a lazer pointed on you is very scary . A gun with a lazer improves the shooters chance of a hit . Hope the perpertrator had a good laugh , cause chances are good he'll be lazering around in the hokey for a spell .

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