Man arrested after pointing laser light at helicopter, deputies say

Man arrested after pointing laser light at helicopter, deputies say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Orange County Sheriff's Office said a man was arrested after he pointed a laser light at a helicopter Saturday.

Deputies arrested Joshua Simpkins, 24, who is facing a felony charge after he carelessly pointed a laser light at a helicopter pilot.

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Officials said it is illegal to point a laser light at a helicopter as it puts flight crews in danger.

No other details were released.