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Man accused of shining laser at police helicopter in North Hollywood

Officials investigate at a home where a man was accused of pointing a laser at a police helicopter on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

April 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly pointing a laser at a police helicopter flying above a North Hollywood home.

The pilot reported the light coming from the 11600 block of Arminta Avenue near Troost Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers went to the house and found the suspect, Brandon Hicks of Sun Valley, hiding in a garage.

The laser was recovered inside the garage during an investigation.

Hicks could face felony charges for shining a laser at an aircraft.