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Orlando Man Plead Guilty To Ponting Laser Beam At Departing Airplanes 23 Times At Orlando International49 year old Glenn Stephen Hansen has pleaded guilty to pointing a laser beam at airplanes departing Orlando International Airport, MCO, and now faces up to five years in prison. Prosecutors say Hansen aimed his laser pointer at departing aircraft... (www.thefloridanewsjournal.com) More...
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I'm renting a place near MCO and only really hear northbound departures (which are less common than southbound). I love the noise and was well aware of it before moving here. I wonder how close he lives.
49 years old, and this idiot gets off on pointing lasers at airliners? Sounds like a real winner.
If his intention was to disable the pilot(s) why aren't the authorities looking at attempted murder charges ?
That would make sense, right? I guess it just comes down to the practical issue that it's hard to prove what's in someone's head. Only 49 year old Glenn Stephen Hansen can really say what his intent was, and if the case had gone to trial he almost certainly would not have taken the stand in his own defense (thus he would not be subject to cross examination by the prosecutor). He took a plea bargain and consequently avoided all this.
talk about immature
The Realtor who sold him his place in 2010 must have been playing some good music the day he looked at the property he bought. What an Idiot, you buy a house at the end of a busy runway and then proceed to file 500+ noise complaints which is how he got busted.