2 arrested in San Jose for laser strike

Two San Jose 22-year-old men were arrested for pointing a laser at a police helicopter.

August 26, 2010 12:40:29 AM PDT
In San Jose, a pair of 22-year-old men were arrested Tuesday night in a laser strike on a San Jose police helicopter.

Investigators claim Ervin Ancheta and Quan Nguyen blasted a green laser light into the cockpit using a laser pointer purchased from Amazon.com.

The men may face felony federal charges and prison time.

Nationally, officials say there have been more than 1,200 laser incidents so far this year, with a third of those in California.