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Laser pointer user from Bills-Lions game reportedly caught, banned

Laser pointer user from Bills-Lions game reportedly caught, banned
Bills kicker Dan Carpenter celebrates after hitting a 58 yard game-winning field goal against the Detroit Lions on Oct. 5. (Joe Sargent / Getty Images)

Some people will do anything for attention.

During the Lions’ tilt Sunday against the Bills someone at Ford Field shined a laser pointer in the face of quarterback Kyle Orton and holder Colton Schmidt’s face, potentially causing kicker Dan Carpenter to miss a 50-yard field goal.

Ultimately, the missed field goal didn’t matter to the Bills, who subsequently won, 17-14, on a 58-yarder by Carpenter, but the team filed a complaint with the NFL security after the game.

"While Ford Field security was unable to identify anyone using a laser at today's game, any future occurrence will be dealt with accordingly," the Lions said in a release following the game.

A quick search of Twitter produced the first suspect: "Marko Beslach."

The Twitter user boasted about shining a laser in Orton's face prompting the quarterback to complain to a referee.

The NFL announced Tuesday it was investigating the incident and by Thursday Mark Beslach had received the attention of Detroit police, who issued him a citation for disorderly conduct, according to ESPN.

Beslach will likely have to pay a small fine for the misdemeanor offense but he's also reportedly received a heftier penalty from his local team.

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He's been banned from attending future games.

Twitter: @mattwilhalme

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