Man arrested, accused of shining strobe at KCSO helicopter

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A 20-year-old man could face federal charges after being accused of shining a flashlight at a sheriff’s office helicopter.

KCSO says it happened just before 10 p.m. on Friday, March 22.

A strobe light tracked the chopper as it descended towards it hangar.

The crew inside it was impossible to see.

Investigators tracked the light to a home in the 1100 block of Castaic Avenue and arrested John Howten.

KCSO said it is considering federal prosecution as well.

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