when the laser pointerpilot of the helicopter and another deputy on patrol about 800 feet above Woodbridge Lakes saw the light.

Patrol cars went to the 1600 block of Woodbridge Lakes Circle where they talked with several young children who pointed up to Mansfield's apartment. Deputies say the kids told them Mansfield plays with the laser pointer on a regular basis

Mansfield told police he spent two minutes wholesale laser pointershining the laser at the helicopter, adding, "he didn't mean to cause any problems," according to the report.

He is charged with pointing a laser light at a pilot and released from Palm Beach County Jail on $3,000 bail late Monday.