OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Police say a ban on the sale and possession of laser pointers in Ocean City has led to a significant decline in incidents and complaints.

The Town Council passed the ban May 19 after receiving hundreds of complaints in recent years.

Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro tells The Daily Times police had received 975 calls for laser pointer abuse in the past three years. But since the ban was passed, police say there have been no incidents or arrests for laser pointer abuse.

In 2010, Maryland State Police threatened to curtail medevac service to Ocean City unless something was done about the rampant abuse of laser pointers. The lasers were being directed at public safety helicopters, as well as with boardwalk tram operators and city bus drivers.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
CBS All Access

Watch & Listen LIVE