A San Bernardino man is arrested after pointing a laser at a Sheriff’s Helicopter

A San Bernardino man is arrested after pointing a laser at a Sheriff’s HelicopterDATE/TIME: October 11, 2017 1:10 a.m. 

INCIDENT: Laser Strike of Aircraft

LOCATION: 300th Block E 20th Avenue, San Bernardino

SUSPECT: Christopher Flora, 35 years old, San Bernardino 

VICTIM(S): Sheriff’s Flight Crew

SUMMARY: 

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:10 a.m. Sheriff’s helicopter 40king8 was on patrol over the City of San Bernardino. While on patrol, the crew (a pilot and flight officer) was struck multiple times by a purple laser. Using the FLIR camera, the crew was able to locate the subject in a back yard of a residence and directed officers to that location.

San Bernardino Police Department responded to the residence and contacted a male and a female who were the only two subjects at the residence. The crew was able to rule out the female subject as a suspect. After an investigation, the male who was later identified as Christopher Flora, was arrested for a violation of Penal Code Section PC248, a felony.  

Flora was transported and booked at the West Valley Detention Center. He is being held on $25,000 bail.

Refer: Sergeant Dan Futscher

Station: Station 40/ Aviation Unit

Phone No. (909) 252-4100

Case No. SBPD DR#17-118897

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