LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- The grandson of legendary actor Clark Gable was sentenced to jail Thursday for pointing a laser beam at an LAPD helicopter.
Clark Gable III, of Canoga Park, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and ordered to complete 200 hours on a Caltrans work crew.
Gable was very apologetic in court, telling Judge David Horwitz he was sorry and learned a good lesson.
He has already paid $570 in restitution and will be on a formal probation for three years.
The 23-year old pleaded guilty to shining a laser light at the aircraft that was flying above Hollywood Boulevard on July 28.
He claimed he was trying to point the laser at the Hollywood sign while driving around with friends but missed.
Officers say the light briefly obstructed the vision of the two officers inside the helicopter.
Ground units were called and the light was tracked to a small red car that LAPD officers pulled over at Franklin and Highland.
The driver and Gable were arrested and taken into custody.
Gable was released the following day.
Prosecutors did not file charges against the driver, 23-year-old Maximilian Anderson, because police say there was insufficient evidence to indicate that the driver was aware that the laser was being pointed at the aircraft.
This isn't the first time Gable, an aspiring reality star, has found himself in trouble.
In 2009, he was stabbed during a house party in Calabasas.
He claimed he was trying to help his friend when he was stabbed in the upper torso by another party-goer.
Clark Gable's Grandson Sentenced to Jail for Pointing Laser at Police
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