Pointing laser at police helicopter costs Texas man two years behind bars

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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Network World Paul McNamara