FBI investigates after laser pointed ...

FBI investigates after laser pointed at police chopper

There are 1 comment on the EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA story from Jun 7, 2010, titled FBI investigates after laser pointed at police chopper. In it, EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA reports that:

Disqus June 7, 2010 FBI investigates after laser pointed at police chopper By Brian Messenger bmessenger@eagletribune.com NORTH ANDOVER - Local police will today meet with the FBI to determine whether a 20-year-old Johnson Street man will face federal criminal charges for allegedly pointing a laser light at a state police helicopter Friday night.

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“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#1 Jun 7, 2010
That's why I typically never point my laser up into the sky at night unless it is low overcast. They are fun to play with, but you don't want to have some dunce pilot wrongfully claim that you were shining him.

If you're going to play with a laser, you should at least look up your state laws on such things so you don't run a foul of the law by "accident".

Obviously, shining an aircraft is not taken lightly by the federal governement, who is well within their authority to prosecute people who interfere with the safety of air transportation and aviation.

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