SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man accused of aiming a laser pointer at a police helicopter on Sunday night.
At 10:38 p.m., the pilot of Sacramento Police Department’s Air-1 says it was “getting a laser hit” from the ground, according to sheriff’s department spokesperson Sgt. Lisa Bowman. The pilot was able to easily track the location of the source to the backyard of a residence.READ MORE: Sacramento County Tackles Zip Code Vaccine Disparities
Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies went to residence and questioned 20-year-old Justin James Nesbitt about the incident. They say Nesbitt confessed to pointing the laser at the helicopter, saying he wanted to see if he could hit the aircraft.READ MORE: Feds' Boogaloo Indictment Details Inside of Northern California Extremist Group
Nesbitt was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on the felony charge of discharging a laser at an aircraft. His bail is set at $75,000.MORE NEWS: Stockton Teen, 14, Shot While Driving Left Paralyzed
Nesbitt will face a judge on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.