Hearing for laser-pointing suspect postponed
Updated On: Apr 09 2013 11:25:28 AM EDT
A pre-trial hearing for a teenager accused of pointing a laser at a Miami-Dade police helicopter was postponed Tuesday.
Dennys Diaz is charged with knowingly aiming beam of laser pointer at aircraft in special aircraft jurisdiction.
According to court documents, Diaz, 18, aimed a green laser pointer at a police helicopter near Northwest 79th Street and 5th Avenue on Jan. 18.
The helicopter pilot reported seeing a green laser illuminate the cockpit. He alerted ground units who arrested Diaz and Ramon Canelas.
Police found a laser pointer in Diaz's pocket, according to court documents. Canelas told police Diaz aimed the laser pointer at the police helicopter.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys are working out a plea deal for Diaz, who faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
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