Laser pointer beamed at copter
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been taken into custody after pointing a laser at a Philadelphia police helicopter during a search, according to authorities.
WPVI-TV reported that it happened around 9:15 p.m. Sunday while officers were responding to a report of a woman screaming.
Police said that while teams searched in the air, someone below pointed a green laser at the helicopter.
Police said they arrested a man about 15 minutes later and recovered a laser pointer from him. Authorities said he may face charges; his name has not been released.
Investigators said the call for the screaming woman turned out to be unfounded.