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A Florida man was apprehended after he allegedly disrupted an in-flight Sheriff’s Office helicopter pilot’s vision when he reportedly pointed an AR-15 with a laser at the aircraft.

On January 18, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office was using one of their helicopters to assist with a reported burglary in the area.

The helicopter had already ascended when the pilot noticed a light that appeared to be from a laser shining into the cabin of the aircraft, and his visibility was affected by the pointed beam.

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On Saturday in Desert Hot Springs, the suspect of a burglary shed his clothing and jumped into a pool before trying to escape from the authorities on foot.

On the morning of June 9, Christopher McCurdy, a 48-year-old Desert Hot Springs resident, had allegedly shown up at the residence of someone with whom he was acquainted and assaulted the homeowner. He then took items from inside the house into his possession and ran away.

The authorities were notified while McCurdy was in the process of the alleged burglary and they began heading to the scene just after 9:00 am. On the way to the home, the officers were alerted by radio and told by the dispatchers that McCurdy had left the premises and was at large.

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Anaheim police Sgt. Darin Wyatt said that the police were called to the Friendly Village mobile home park on La Palma Ave. after a report of domestic violence. But, before the police had arrived, the suspect, a man in his 30’s, fled saying he wasn’t going to go quietly and threatening “suicide by cop.”

According to Sgt. Wyatt the police set up a perimeter around the mobile home park to search for him. The people in the area were warned to shelter in place because it was unknown if the man was armed.

Anaheim’s city police helicopter was sent in, to provide a spotlight and aerial surveillance. Soon after the police in the helicopter spotted a man fitting the suspect’s description hiding in the bushes around the search area. Officers were sent to that location and arrested the suspect “without incident,” Wyatt said.

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