A Clovis man was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison for aiming a laser pointer at a Fresno police helicopter in 2012.
It marked the second time that Sergio Patrick Rodriguez, 27, was sentenced for the crime.
Rodriguez was convicted by a federal jury after a three-day trial in Fresno in December 2013.
At the original sentencing, Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill described Rodriguez as a “walking crime spree” and sentenced him to 14 years in prison.
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Rodriguez’s sentence was later vacated on appeal, and at re-sentencing, he faced a maximum five-year sentence.