Man Arrested For Shining Laser at KGO Chopper

By Merrill Knox 

An Oakland man has been arrested for allegedly shining a laser at two aircraft –a KGO news helicopter and a California highway patrol plane — hovering over the scene of a shooting Monday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle:

The 40-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, aimed a red laser several times at the TV station’s helicopter Monday night as it flew about 1,000 feet over the scene of the incident on the 1700 block of Seminary Avenue in East Oakland, in which an undercover Oakland officer was shot in the arm.

The man also shined the laser at a CHP Cessna 206 airplane that was circling at about 3,500 feet, said CHP Officer Tom Lipsey, who was on board.

Shining a laser an an plane is a felony, the Chronicle reports. No one aboard either aircraft was injured.