Teen Shines Laser Pointer into Eyes of SUV Driver


A motorist called Rehoboth Beach police this past Thursday after he said he was suffering eye problems after somebody shined a laser in his eye as he was driving his Nissan Xterra. It happened here at 1st Street and Brooklyn Avenue during a rain storm around 10:10 p.m.

Lt. William Sullivan says the victim told officers that he was driving westbound on the first block of Brooklyn Avenue and stopped at this stop sign when the laser beam was pointed at his eyes.

He was able to identify where the laser was being pointed from, a residence on Brooklyn Avenue, Lt. Sullivan said. “Officers made contact with a 14-year-old juvenile and their guardian at that location,” he added. “The guardian was unaware that the juvenile had a laser pointer and was unaware that he pointed in anyone’s direction. The laser pointer was confiscated by the officers and the victim was going to follow up with a medical doctor to see if any damage was caused to his eyes from the pointer.”

“No charges were filed at this point in reference to this incident,” Lt. Sullivan said.

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