Lasers pointed at airplane turn out to be Christmas decorations

November 10, 2015

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SHERMAN TWP. — After the third reported incident of lasers pointed at aircraft in the past week, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office has determined that the lights are “a citizen’s Christmas decorations reflecting off a barn and into the air and into the path of a passing aircraft,” said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

MCSO most recently received a report of lasers pointed at an airplane Monday, Nov. 9, at 7:50 p.m. in the 2300 block of North Tuttle Road. There have been several reported incidents of lasers pointed at the aircraft, that carries the mail, traveling from Cadillac to Ludington, Cole said. Deputies patrolling the area last night as part of their investigation noticed the decorations and laser lights reflecting off a barn and into the sky at the same time the same pilot was passing overhead, the sheriff said.

Other local law enforcement activity Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 includes:

8:30 a.m., (Michigan State Police, Hart post), a warrant is being sought for a suspect for a sex offender registry violation, 7000 block of N. Amber Rd., Victory Twp.

8:50 a.m., (MSP), a 28-year-old Ludington man was cited for no operator’s license, Amber and Sugar Grove roads, Victory Twp.

12:45 p.m., (MSP), car/deer crash, Iris and Lakeshore Dr., Pere Marquette Twp.

6:10 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, US-10 and Jebavy Drive, PM Twp.

6:19 p.m., (MSP), car/deer crash, US-10/31 and Amber Rd., Amber Twp.

8:55 p.m., (MSP), car/deer crash, US-10/31 and Gordon Rd., Amber Twp.