Police in Kanagawa Prefecture have arrested an unemployed 41-year-old man for shining a spotlight on a police helicopter and disrupting the pilot's vision on Thursday night.
According to police, Yuji Abe has been charged with interfering with police operations. TV Asahi reported Saturday that after the helicopter pilot contacted officers on the ground and relayed the approximate location where the light was coming from.
Abe has denied the charge, police said. There has been a series of similar incidents involving U.S. military patrol helicopters, and police are questioning Abe about those incidents, as well.© Japan Today