Charlotte teen arrested for pointing laser at police helicopter

- A teenager has been arrested after he pointed a laser at a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police helicopter Tuesday night, police said. 

Abrahan Saloman Nass Romero, 18, is charged with pointing a laser at an aircraft, which is a felony. 

CMPD's Aviation Unit was doing zone checks near Nations Ford Elementary School when they noticed a green laser targeting the police helicopter. Romero was standing outside of a vehicle, pointing the laser. 

Officers were able to stop the vehicle on Nation's Ford Road near Choyce Avenue, and the laser was found inside of the vehicle. 

Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident, but CMPD said they would like to remind the community that shining a laser into the cockpit of an aircraft can temporarily blind a pilot, jeopardizing the safety of everyone on board. 

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