Video: Laser strike on police helicopter

Sgt. Paul Connelly says lasers can have a potentially disastrous effect on crew members

By Tony Shin
NBC San Diego

SAN DIEGO — An 18 year old City Heights man has been arrested and charged with pointing a laser at a San Diego Police helicopter.

Jose Rincon pleaded not guilty at the San Diego County courthouse on Thursday.

He is accused of pointing a hand held laser at an ABLE helicopter on Monday night.

The chopper was patrolling the Mid-City area when a blinding green light pierced through the cockpit glass.

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