Dallas man arrested for shooting laser beam at police helicopter

Posted Monday, Jan. 28, 2013  Print Reprints

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A 22-year-old Dallas man was in custody after police say he shined a laser beam at a police helicopter several times as the officers searched for a burglary suspect.

Police identified the suspect as Kenneth Santodomingo, who now faces a charge of illuminating an aircraft with a laser pointer.

The incident occurred about 4 a.m. Monday in the 8000 block of Umphress Road in Dallas.

Dallas police had arrived at the scene in response to a burglary of a motor vehicle.

Officers asked for assistance from the Dallas police helicopter, Air One.

As Air One worked the area, someone beamed the helicopter with a green laser and did it multiple times, police said.

The pilots tracked down the man with the laser pointer and directed officers on the ground to the suspect.

Police notified the FAA of the aircraft laser strike.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

Dallas police arrest laser beam suspect
8000 block of Umphress Road, Dallas, TX
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