Teenager in CA arrested for aiming his laser pointer at a jetliner, commuter bus, and a police helicopter

A 15-year-old boy was arrested in Orange County for aiming a laser pointer at at a jetliner, a commuter bus and police helicopter.

Police Sgt. Evan Sailor says officers aboard the helicopter traced the laser beam to a Newport Beach home where the 15-year-old Las Vegas boy was staying with relatives. The boy was given the laser as a Christmas present.

It was the third laser-related arrest in Orange County this week. Two men were arrested earlier for aiming laser devices at an Orange County sheriff's helicopter.

The article doesn't say, but I'm guessing it was one of those green laser pointers that outdoor astronomers use to point out stuff to their fellow scholars.

Here's an article about other recent laser pointer incidents. One couple in California faces up to 20 years in prison for shining a green laser beam into the cockpit of a Kern County Sheriff's Department helicopter.