Charges dropped in Lake Worth laser-pointer case


Chargers were dropped Thursday against the woman accused of pointing a green laser at Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies flying a helicopter over Lake Worth in June. 

Jacqueline Robledo, 33,  allegedly flashed her laser pointer several times at a deputy and co-pilot during a city-wide power outage in Lake Worth on June 21. Authorities said the pair were temporarily “blinded.” 

Experts previously told The Post that green lasers can cause more damage than red lasers to human eyes because of a larger “flash-blind” effect. 

The deputies in the helicopter focused their spotlight and camera on the area of 10th Avenue South and South M Street to record the scene until deputies on the ground got to the scene. Once they arrived, Robledo told deputies she knew the laser was strong and capable of causing harm, according to the report. 

Robledo has no previous criminal history in Palm Beach County, according to court records. 



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