ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – Two people were arrested after lasers were pointed at a California Highway Patrol airplane in Roseville, authorities said on Saturday.
According to the CHP, the incident happened Friday night. The aircraft was reportedly struck by a laser several times, and the CHP said there has been a significant number of laser strikes so far in 2021.READ MORE: Teen Missing In Sacramento River After Rescuing Younger Brother Identified As Ahmir Watson
The flight officer spotted the individual who was pointing the laser and alerted the Roseville Police Department of their location. While Roseville police were responding, a second individual began pointing a laser at the aircraft, the CHP said.READ MORE: Placerville Group Looks To Recall Nearly Entire City Council: 'Putting Their Feet To The Fire'
Both suspects got in a car and left the scene before officers arrived. The CHP said Roseville police eventually located and stopped the vehicle and took both suspects into custody.MORE NEWS: Tracking Summer Camp Sex Abuse: How To Better Protect Your Kids
Their identities were not released.