Helicopter landing in Mira Mesa shopping center surprises morning commuters

SAN DIEGO — A helicopter landed in a shopping center parking lot in Mira Mesa early Wednesday, surprising many morning commuters.

The chopper was seen taking off and landing several times between 6 and 8 a.m. in the 10600 block of Westview Parkway.

San Diego Police Department officials said the chopper was helping with an air conditioner installation.