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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/ 7/2010

Va. teen ID'd in laser pointer incident

By Washington Post editors

A Leesburg teenager has been arrested identified in connection with several lasering incidents in Loudoun County and at Dulles Airport, NBC 4 reports.

On Aug. 27, Loudon County authorities were called to Landsdowne to investigate a report that several drivers and one deputy sheriff had been lasered. Then, on Sept. 1, airport authorities reported that a plane on approach to Washington Dulles International Airport was lasered. A deputy sheriff who recalled the previous incident interviewed the kids. One 15-year-old boy from Leesburg owned up to the lasering.

For more on this story, go to NBC 4.

This post has been updated and corrected.

By Washington Post editors  | September 7, 2010; 10:22 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Comments

I guess the upside here is that the kid admitted his guilt.
That is actually sort of refreshing when the general rule is "deny, deny, deny then accept a plea deal without admitting to anything".
I still have to wonder what this kid was thinking. At 15 years old, there HAS to be literally thousands of other things to do with your time.
But at least he owned up to it unlike so many other criminals.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | September 7, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse


Lasers dont kill people, people kill people.

Posted by: nuke41 | September 7, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Don't lase me, bro?

Posted by: krickey7 | September 7, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

"At 15 years old, there HAS to be literally thousands of other things to do with your time."

It is Loudon County we're talking about here. Not much for a kid to do unless they have a car and enjoy strip malls in the middle of nowhere. Teenagers need amenities like the ones DC provides, i.e. free pools, community centers and a summer jobs program to keep them busy and productive.

Posted by: Liberal4CommonSense | September 7, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

"At 15 years old, there HAS to be literally thousands of other things to do with your time."

It is Loudon County we're talking about here. Not much for a kid to do unless they have a car and enjoy strip malls in the middle of nowhere. Teenagers need amenities like the ones DC provides, i.e. free pools, community centers and a summer jobs program to keep them busy and productive.

Posted by: Liberal4CommonSense | September 7, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

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