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Deputies: 2 men pointed gun-shaped lasers at patrol car

Evidence collected by Volusia deputies
Evidence collected by Volusia deputies (Volusia County Jail)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Two men were arrested Tuesday after deputies said they pointed revolver-shaped laser lighters at Volusia County deputies in their patrol car, according to a report from News4Jax sister station WKMG in Orlando.

According to arrest records, two deputies were driving on Williamson Boulevard from LPGA Boulevard in Daytona Beach when they said they saw a silver Nissan with two passengers pointing a laser at cars, including the marked patrol car.

The deputies followed the vehicle into the Carolina Club Apartments. Deputies said that when the suspects got out of the car, they saw a gun in 25-year-old Uleseyc O'Neal’s hand. The gun turned out to be a lighter that looked like a “small .22-caliber pistol/revolver” with a laser attached, according to the report.

O'Neal and Terry Howard, 19, ran away and the deputies tracked them to their apartment at 108 Carolina Lake Drive, deputies said.

O'Neal was hiding in the bathroom when deputies arrested him, according to the report.

One lighter laser was found in the back seat of the Nissan and another in Howard’s pocket, deputies said.

O’Neal is charged with aggravated assault and pointing a laser light at a driver or pilot. He was granted bond of $3,000.

Howard is charged with pointing a laser light at a driver or pilot and was granted a $1,500 bond.


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