SAN JOSE (BCN) — A suspect in San Jose was arrested Monday night after allegedly shining a laser at a small airplane and a police helicopter, a police sergeant said.

The plane was about a mile from Reid-Hillview Airport, near Story Road and McLaughlin Avenue, around 6:35 p.m. when it was hit with a green laser beam, Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.

The pilot notified police, who responded with a search helicopter, Dwyer said.

He said the helicopter was then also hit with a green laser beam, and its crew was able to direct incoming police on the ground to where the beam originated.

Police responded to the 1200 block of Pipe Dream Court and arrested one person.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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Comments (9)
  1. kathy says:

    They’re giving away lasers on Facebook for Swag Bucks.

    1. unknown says:

      O , it was 1 guy who did this , typo , ” then let me say [ idiot ! ]

  2. balony joe says:

    what a phony picture…lmao

  3. baloney joe says:

    the guy lives at ..pipe dream court…but they can’t get a name….and he was stupid enough to point it at the police copter…sounds like my name …baloney man…LMAO again

    1. Chuckl says:

      Anyone dumb enough to point a laser at an aircraft would probably be too dumb to notice that it was a police helicopter.

      Sorta like how dumb it would be to read this sentence “Additional information was not immediately available.” and somehow arrive at the conclusion that ‘they couldn’t get a name”.

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