Pair accused of pointing laser at Tampa Police helicopter

Christopher Ryan Davis (left) and Juliana Marie Lampe (right) arrested Monday, accused of pointing laser at Tampa Police Department helicopter (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office booking photos)
Christopher Ryan Davis (left) and Juliana Marie Lampe (right) arrested Monday, accused of pointing laser at Tampa Police Department helicopter (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office booking photos)

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Two people are behind bars Tuesday morning for allegedly messing with a Tampa Police Department helicopter while it was in flight. According to police, officers in the chopper were assisting with a robbery investigation around 10:30 p.m. Monday night when the helicopter pilot spotted a green light from a laser pointer.

Officers tracked the laser light to a home in the area of Copeland Park in North Tampa, where they found 23-year-old Christopher Davis and 21-year-old Juliana Lampe sitting on the porch. The two let officers in and police say they admitted to using the laser pointer and shining it at the chopper.

Both are in jail on $2,000 bond on the charge of “misuse of laser lighting device.” No injuries were reported in the incident.

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