Man accused of aiming laser pointer at CHP copter

Nov 18, 2014 10:58 AM by News Staff

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man was arrested after allegedly aiming a laser pointer at a California Highway Patrol helicopter engaged in a pursuit in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The helicopter was flying over Richmond early Saturday pursuing a suspected car thief when the crew noticed the laser coming from the ground and alerted police.

KGO Radio reported Monday that Richmond officers tracked down 48-year-old Kenneth Rumberger and took him into custody.

Police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov says Rumberger was arrested on suspicion of pointing a laser at an aircraft, a felony. It wasn't immediately known if he has a lawyer.


Information from: KGO-AM.

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