Dad charged for aiming laser at hockey player

Joseph Cordes CBS Boston

(CBS/AP) WINTHROP, Mass. - A Massachusetts man accused of aiming a laser pointer into the eyes of the opposing goalie at his daughter's high school hockey game is facing criminal charges.

Authorities announced Tuesday that 42-year-old Joseph Cordes will be summoned to East Boston District Court to face a charge of disturbing the peace.

Police say Cordes pointed the light at the Medway/Ashland goalie during a Feb. 29 tournament game in Winthrop, north of Boston. He was ordered out of the arena by a school official.

Winthrop won 3-1, prompting a protest from the Medway/Ashland parents who asked that the game be replayed. The governing body of high school sports in Massachusetts denied the appeal.

Cordes hasn't been arrested. He tells CBS Boston that he feels "like a complete jerk" and humiliated his daughter.

Cordes was barred from all events involving Winthrop High School.

"My daughter, the humiliation I put her through is sickening to tell you the truth," Cordes said.

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