STOCKTON (CBS13) — A man who allegedly pointed a laser at a law enforcement aircraft flying over Stockton on Sunday night has been arrested.
Stockon police say Falcon 1-0 was over March Lane when, around 9:30 p.m., the pilot reported a laser strike in the cockpit.READ MORE: Two Men Arrested For Allegedly Breaking Into Woodland Skate Shop And Stealing Scooters
With the help of the aircraft, officers were able to track down the area where the light came from. Eventually, a suspect – 30-year-old Maximino Monje – was detained and then arrested.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Surpasses 200,000 Acres; Containment Up To 23%
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Monje is now facing charges of willful discharge of a laser at an aircraft.MORE NEWS: Truckee Residents Talk About Running To Jet Crash In Search Of Survivors
Aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft could possibly lead to federals charges.