Reward Now Offered for Missing Laser Cannon

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011  |  Updated 11:00 AM CDT
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Omar Villafranca, NBCDFW.com

The 2-foot-long device was stolen from a truck in Denton last week.

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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.

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.

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