RICHMOND (CBS SF) — A California Highway Patrol helicopter patrolling Sunday night was flashed several times by a laser pointed at them from a Richmond neighborhood, authorities said.

The CHP reported the incident at about 6:20 p.m. and released a video of it. The pilot and the flight of the craft where not impacted by the strikes.

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Pointing a laser at an aircraft is against both state and federal laws with fines of up to $11,000 possible.

In December, a CHP helicopter was among several planes targeted with lasers over the skies of Oakland.

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“They were taking those lasers and shining them back to the helicopter,” CHP Flight Officer Shaun Bouyea told KPIX 5 during the December incidents in Oakland.

Bouyea said the CHP chopper was flashed while flying over a sideshow near 42nd Avenue in East Oakland. Video shows the suspect flashed a green laser repeatedly at the helicopter.

A laser was pointed at a CHP helicopter flying over a sideshow in East Oakland on December 17, 2017. (CBS)

A laser was pointed at a CHP helicopter flying over a sideshow in East Oakland on December 17, 2017. (CBS)

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There have been no arrested in the incidents.