Bradenton, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-A 15 year-old boy has been arrested for pointing a laser at a Manatee County Sheriff's Office helicopter over Bradenton.
The chopper was flying over the 3400 block of 20th Street ,West, with the pilot and a deputy aboard when they were hit by the potentially blinding green light. The pilot was able to fly on in spite of the laser light.
The helicopter was assisting ground units in another case, so the deputy was able to direct them to the source of the light. That is where deputies found the teen with the laser.