So you’re just some dude chilling on your back porch with friends and you think it would be fun to aim your laser pointer at a helicopter. Everyone has a good laugh.
Eight months later a judge tells you those laughs are going to cost you two years in prison.
Pointing a laser at a helicopter can’t possibly be that much fun.
From a Statesman.com report:
On Feb. 15, Austin police’s Air1 helicopter was on approach to land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport when (Soza Ruedas Jr.) pointed a laser at the helicopter. The laser beam was strong enough to reflect inside the cockpit and caused the pilot to avert his eyes, officials said.
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