Woman pleads guilty to shining strobe light at Oceana aircraft

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A Virginia beach woman has been found guilty of targeting NAS Oceana aircraft with a strobe light in an incident earlier this year.

Lou Ella Moore, 64, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor interference with aircraft operation.

She was sentenced to 180 days, all suspended, one year of good behavior and 50 hours of community service.

She cannot have any other “light spotting issues,” said Macie Allen, spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Virginia Beach Police assisted NCIS in Moore’s arrest on Feb. 28 in the 4400 block of Blackwater Road.

Authorities said Moore was aiming the strobe lights at Oceana jets as they were conducting night training operations.

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