Charges for Hunting Park man who shined laser at Philadelphia police

    A Hunting Park man has been formally charged for shining a laser at a Philadelphia Police helicopter in July, according to documents from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

    Brian Lawhon, 23, of Hunting Park, faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the July 27 incident.

    Lawhon was arrested when the pilot and co-pilot of the chopper complained of blurry vision after having the light shined at them. It was reported then he was carrying a laser pen at the time.

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