Less than a week after a man was arrested in Hunting Park for shining a laser pointer at a Philadelphia Police helicopter in midflight, a man in Fairhill was arrested for shining one into the eye of an officer as he drove his squad car, police said.
A sergeant in the 25th District was responding to a call for backup around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Mutter Street near Somerset, when a blinding light caused him to slam on the brakes.
“When he was able to regain his sight, he noticed that somebody was shining a laser directly in to his line of vision,” said Capt. Frank Vanore, supervising officer of the 25th District.
That somebody, Francisco Gonzalez-Rosado, 41, of Mascher Street near Somerset, now faces aggravated-assault charges.