Two Arrested For Pointing Laser At OCPD Helicopter

Monday, August 14th 2017, 4:36 pm
By: News 9

Two 18-year-old men were arrested after one of the men pointed a laser at an Oklahoma City Police Department helicopter Friday. 

According to the police report, one suspect, 18-year-old Joseph Patterson, admitted to buying a green laser from a convenient store and pointing it twice at the helicopter flying over TGI Friday's on 4239 NW Expressway.  

Officers inside the helicopter notified a fellow officer near the restaurant. 

Patterson, along with his coworker, 18-year-old David Haws, were questioned and arrested by the ground officer. Both men are employees at the restaurant.  

They were taken to the Oklahoma County Jail on a complaint of violation of the Laser Safety Act.