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.

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.

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Monje is now facing charges of willful discharge of a laser at an aircraft.

Aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft could possibly lead to federals charges.

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