Teen Accused of Pointing Laser at SDPD Helicopter

A minor was arrested by Chula Vista Police Sunday after a police helicopter reported a laser originating from the teen's home. 

A green laser originated from the front yard of the teenager's home around 9:45 p.m., according to police.

The San Diego Police helicopter was in the area, flying over the teen's home when the pilot reported seeing the laser pointed into the cockpit.

Chula Vista police responded and took a 15-year-old into custody. It’s the policy of NBC 7 not to identify minors accused of crimes.

“It’s dangerous to be pointing lasers at anybody,” Lt. Phil Collum with Chula Vista Police. “It’s even more dangerous when you’re pointing it at somebody who is flying an object overhead.”

The teenager was released under his parents' supervision. Any charges in this case will be determined by the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.

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