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Clark Gable's grandson charged with pointing laser at LAPD copter

August 23, 2011 |  4:12 pm

Clark Gable's grandson

Frankly, authorities give a damn.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office Tuesday filed felony charges against the grandson of legendary actor Clark Gable for allegedly pointing a laser at an LAPD helicopter last month while it circled over Hollywood, authorities said.

Clark James Gable, 22, of Canoga Park was charged with three felony counts of discharging a laser at an aircraft. He faces up to three years in state prison if convicted of all counts, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney.

Gable was riding in a car on La Brea Avenue about 10 p.m. on July 28 when he allegedly pointed a green laser at an LAPD helicopter as it flew above an event on Hollywood Boulevard, authorities said.

The light briefly obstructed the vision of the two officers in the helicopter. They radioed to ground units, which tracked the laser beam to a small red car, Robison said. LAPD officers pulled the car over at Franklin and Highland and arrested the driver and Gable.

Prosecutors did not file charges against the driver, identified as Maximilian Anderson, because of  "insufficient evidence that he was aware the laser was being pointed at the helicopter," Robison said.


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-- Andrew Blankstein (Twitter.com/anblanx)

Photo: Clark Jame Gable. Credit: KTLA-TV