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.