Teen Arrested For Allegedly Pointing Laser At Police Chopper
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A teenager has been arrested for allegedly shining a laser at a police helicopter while it was on active patrol in Sydney's west on Friday night.
The 17-year-old was reportedly hiding in a backyard on Reserve Street in Penrith at about 11.30pm when a PolAir chopper flew overhead as part of a "proactive patrol".
When the crew released that they were being targeted by a laser, they notified police on the ground who launched an investigation.
A short time later the boy was located and arrested and the laser pointer was seized.
NSW Police said that teen was interviewed and released a short time later and will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.