Teen arrested after flashing police helicopter with laser

An officer inspects a police helicopter at Bob Hope Airport.
(Times Community News)

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Friday after he allegedly flashed a laser at a Glendale police helicopter, officials said.

The police helicopter was patrolling the area of Pacific Avenue and the Ventura (134) Freeway about 10 p.m. when a green laser beam suddenly flashed over the flight crew, according to police.

The helicopter pinpointed the laser’s origin to a home in the 400 block of Myrtle Street. When officers arrived at the home, they found a group of men running into the home.

The 16-year-old boy, whose name wasn’t released because he is a minor, told police he was pointing the laser at the moon when the helicopter appeared in the beam’s path, according to reports.


He was arrested on suspicion of discharging a laser at an aircraft. The laser was seized.

--Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Twitter: @LAVeronicaRocha