It is certainly not a good idea to flash a laser pointer at a helicopter, much less one that belongs to the police.
Chris Vowles was partying with a group of friends in Kitts Green, Birmingham, England, in July when he decided to take out his green laser pointer and shine it at a helicopter overhead, not realizing it belonged to the National Police Air Service.
Thermal imaging from the helicopter’s camera was used to locate the perpetrator. Liveleak reported Vowles was arrested and sentenced by Birmingham Crown Court Thursday to seven months suspended for two years and 250 hours of community service. He also had to pay a £100 (about $161 US) victim’s surcharge and £300 (about $484 US) for court costs.
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