Marion County

Marion County man accused of pointing laser beam at helicopter

OCALA, Fla. — A Marion County man is in custody, accused of shining a green laser beam at a helicopter.

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Ocala police said 37-year-old Antonio Marente admitted to pointing the beam outside his home.

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He told the police that he does it every night.

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It is considered a felony for anyone to knowingly shine or point a laser at a car, boat or aircraft.

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