An illegal alien was arrested Friday night after pointing a laser at a Dallas Police Department helicopter.
A man was arrested Friday night after being accused of pointing a laser at a Dallas Police Department helicopter.
Gabriel Gonzales, 22, was being detained in the Dallas County Jail on an immigration hold.
A green laser was pointed at the aircraft as a police officer was doing a roof check on a building in the 300 block of Augustine Drive in southeast Dallas. According to an arrest report, the officer’s vision was impaired for about four seconds.
Channel 8 reports that the officer guided ground patrols to where the laser originated, and police found Gonzales, along with several others, in an alleyway.
Gonzales eventually confessed and pulled the laser pointer from his pocket, according to police.
— WFAA-TV (@wfaachannel8) March 20, 2016