DENVER (KDVR) — A Denver man, Logan Scott Debyle, has been charged with pointing a laser at a Denver police helicopter on Nov. 4.
Debyle made his first appearance before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado on Thursday.
A spokesperson for the Denver Police Department confirms their helicopter, which was monitoring protests, was hit with a laser from Cheesman Park. The laser illuminated the aircraft’s cockpit.
Debyle and another man (who was not named) were detained by Denver police at the time.
Pointing a laser at a helicopter or plane is a federal crime.
Debyle faces up to 5 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 if convicted.
DPD is investigating the case alongside the Denver office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.