According to the Chronicle, "Reports of lasers being shined at aircraft nearly doubled last year across the country, with the Bay Area being among the worst regions when it comes to the dangerous prank." With 201 reports of laser shinings at Bay Area airports in 2010, Bay Area incidents, according to the FAA, "made up more than 7 percent of the 2,800 laser shinings reported nationally." Pranksters (or merely the bored soul carrying a laser pen) "can be charged with federal as well as state crimes." Last year, a Massachusetts man was sentenced to three years in Federal prison for egregious laser pointing. [Chon]