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US: California man aims purple laser at sheriff's helicopter

A San Bernardino (Calif.) County sheriff’s helicopter was illuminated several times by purple laser light on October 11 2017.

The crew was able to direct ground officers to a residence. There they identified Christopher Wayne Flora, 35, as the suspect and arrested him.

He was charged with suspicion of discharging a laser at an operations control center aircraft, which is a felony. Bail was set at $25,000.

From the San Bernardino Sun