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Man accused of pointing laser at Tampa Police helicopter

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Jeremy Wayne Sumpter, 29, is charged with felony misuse of a laser lighting device. Jeremy Wayne Sumpter, 29, is charged with felony misuse of a laser lighting device.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

A Tampa man is accused of pointing a laser at a Tampa Police Department helicopter.

Jeremy Wayne Sumpter, 29, is charged with felony misuse of a laser lighting device.

Police say Sumpter pointed the laser at the helicopter three times while it was flying over Robles Park.

The TPD pilot and flight officer found the home that Sumpter went into after the incident, and then directed police officers to the home.

Officers say Sumpter admitted to pointing the laser at the helicopter and also told them he destroyed the laser pointer when he saw the TPD helicopter flying toward his home.

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