Two men accused of firing lasers at law enforcement helicopters were arrested in Central California earlier this month, federal prosecutors with the Eastern District of California announced on Thursday.
Authorities arrested one of the men, Johnny Quenga, of Fresno (approximately 190 miles southeast of San Francisco) who is accused of firing a laser at a Fresno Police Department (FPD) helicopter. Police also arrested another man in Bakersfield who likewise is accused of firing at a county sheriff’s helicopter.
In Quenga’s case, the first FPD patrol car headed to investigate him ended up getting in a serious car accident, and the officers required hospitalization.
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