SOUTHINGTON — A local man faces charges after police said he illegally pointed a laser pointer at a group of juveniles after an argument.
Robert Schmaling Jr., 49, of 253 West St., was charged with illegal use of a laser pointer, second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace.
The incident began when Schmaling became involved in an argument with a group of minors who he believed did not belong on the property of a local apartment complex, Lt. Stephen Elliott said in a statement.
Schmaling pointed a laser pointer at the juveniles as if he had a firearm, Elliott said.
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