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Woman arrested for pointing laser beam at Border Patrol helicopter

Yesenia Diaz arrested by Brownsville Police

A Brownsville woman ends up jailed for pointing a laser at a Border Patrol helicopter

Police said they received a 911 call claiming a person was pointing a laser directly at an aircraft from an address on Frankfurt Street.

Brownsville police officers located the addressed.

Yesenia Lisabeth Diaz admitted to police she pointed the laser towards a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter, but did not think that it would reach that far.

The 20-year-old was arrested and charged with a Class C misdemeanor.

Last month, a Donna man was sentenced to federal prison for pointing a laser at a federal helicopter.

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