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US: Sacramento-area man arrested St. Patrick's Day for shining green laser at CHP helicopter
19 Mar 2012 -- Categories: Aviation incidents | Arrests
A 49-year-old man was arrested March 17 2012 for aiming a green laser beam at a California Highway Patrol helicopter as it flew over the Sacramento area. The crew was able to direct Sheriff’s patrol units to an apartment in Carmichael, about 8 miles from downtown Sacramento, where David Sughroue was found with a laser pointer.
He was arrested on a felony charge of discharging a laser at an aircraft. Bail was set at $50,000.
From CBS Sacramento and News 10 ABC