AGOURA HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say two people accused of aiming a laser pointer at a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s helicopter have been arrested.
Christopher Cooper, 31, of Lake Elsinore and Tanjelina Meredith, 33, of San Juan Capristrano were arrested while visiting a friend in Agoura Hills.READ MORE: Newsom: California Employees, Healthcare Workers Must Show Proof Of COVID-19 Or Test Weekly
The laser, according to deputies, had been pointed at a chopper about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday as it was taking part in a training exercise.
“During the training, the sheriff’s helicopter flight crew told patrol deputies that a laser had been pointed at the helicopter from the ground,” the LASD said in a statement.READ MORE: Kern County Sheriff's Deputy Phillip Campas Killed, Another Wounded In Wasco Standoff
The helicopter’s pilot directed deputies to the source of the laser strike, which deputies say turned out to be a home on Francisca Way.
According to the LASD, the pair was booked on suspicion of discharging a laser at an aircraft, which is a felony.MORE NEWS: Suspect Shot, Killed By Officers In West LA
Bail has been set at $20,000.