Reward Now Offered for Missing Laser Cannon

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    The owners of a giant, missing laser cannon are offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who took their laser.

    The device was taken from a truck last Friday in Denton. The device was in a yellow protective case and is about 2 feet long. It's valued at roughly $12,000.

    High-Powered Laser Stolen in Denton

    [DFW] High-Powered Laser Stolen in Denton
    The 2-foot-long device was stolen from a truck in Denton last week. (Published Monday, Jan 24, 2011)

    The FBI is also in the mix, searching for the cannon that is used to help align railroad tracks.

    The bureau said the laser has a long range and can cause a problem if it's pointed at traffic or the cockpit of a plane -- where it could blind drivers or pilots.

    Even though the Super Bowl is in North Texas next month, authorities said they don't think the device is a threat. The laser cannon is not weaponized.

    Anyone with information on the laser cannon's location can notify their local police department or the FBI.

    NBCDFW's Omar Villafranca contributed to this report.