SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Carmichael man has been arrested after pointing a laser at a California Highway Patrol helicopter Saturday night.

CHP alerted the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department that someone was pointing a green laser at their helicopter from the patio of an apartment in the 4900 block of Marconi Avenue.. The helicopter crew was able to direct Sheriff’s patrol units to the exact location.

David Sughroue (credit: Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept.)

Deputies arrested 49-year-old David Sughroue. He was inside the apartment and in possession of a laser pointer, according to deputies.

He was booked in the Sacramento County Main Jail for a felony charge of discharging a laser at an aircraft on $50,000 bail.