Man indicted for hitting police chopper with laser

September 30, 2010 12:57:12 PM PDT
A man is facing decades in prison for shining a laser into the cockpit of a Philadelphia police helicopter.

Federal prosecutors announced an indictment against James Gautieri on Thursday.

He is charged with interference with an aircraft.

The indictment states that Gautieri's laser hit a chopper pilot in the eyes back in April of 2008.

If convicted, he faces 20 years in prison and fines.