A 44-year-old Oshawa man is facing charges after police say one of their helicopters was zapped with a laser mid-flight.
Police say their Air-1 chopper was hit by a laser several times Friday morning while on patrol above Oshawa.
Officers were able to track the laser light to a parking lot in the area where the suspect was arrested.
The suspect is charged with assault with a weapon, mischief endangering life, common nuisance and obstructing police.
Officials say flashing a laser pointer at a helicopter is not only illegal, but extremely dangerous and can lead to injury or death.