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(Local10 WPLG)   Man thinks pointing laser at police helicopter would be great fun. Narrator: "He thought wrong"   (local10.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Coroner, Laser, Sheriff, Nick Davidson, Light, Sarasota County Sheriff's office helicopter, United States, Police  
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2022-10-07 11:22:18 AM  
I get that it can be dangerous and all, but wouldn't it take a very steady hand to target anything at a distance?
 
2022-10-07 11:54:11 AM  
Unless you're literally in your own back yard, how do you get caught?

/he was in his own backyard wasn't he?
 
2022-10-07 1:09:51 PM  
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2022-10-07 1:10:04 PM  

EvilEgg: I get that it can be dangerous and all, but wouldn't it take a very steady hand to target anything at a distance?


Nah, the wiggle of your hand at that distance would make it dance around and be more likely to hit an eye.

That said, fark cops and their pilots. What were they gonna do, shoot the fire?
 
2022-10-07 1:10:35 PM  
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2022-10-07 1:17:01 PM  

Bandito King: EvilEgg: I get that it can be dangerous and all, but wouldn't it take a very steady hand to target anything at a distance?

Nah, the wiggle of your hand at that distance would make it dance around and be more likely to hit an eye.

That said, fark cops and their pilots. What were they gonna do, shoot the fire?


I've gotten just a pen laser straight in the eye, and that shiat was bad.  Like "For the next 10 minutes I couldn't see shiat out of that eye" bad.  On someone flying?  Yeah great, even if you DGAF about the pilot the "let's drop a chopper on some poor bastards" part would not be cool by any estimation
 
2022-10-07 1:17:20 PM  

Bandito King: EvilEgg: I get that it can be dangerous and all, but wouldn't it take a very steady hand to target anything at a distance?

Nah, the wiggle of your hand at that distance would make it dance around and be more likely to hit an eye.

That said, fark cops and their pilots. What were they gonna do, shoot the fire?


Only if it's black fire.

Seriously, though, I'd guess they were assessing the extent of the damage and sending firefighters where needed, like toward rich peoples' houses and away from poor neighborhoods.
 
2022-10-07 1:19:17 PM  
Unrequested photon surplus.
 
2022-10-07 1:19:56 PM  
If convicted, he could face having a green laser shined in each oh his eyes for fifteen minutes.
 
2022-10-07 1:21:39 PM  
Florida Man story with mugshot goodness. "Was that wrong? Should I have not done that?" No, Florida Man, you shouldn't have done that.
 
2022-10-07 1:23:06 PM  
Subby is wrong.  It is a load of fun -- until you're caught.
 
2022-10-07 1:23:44 PM  
GTA in real life is far less fun.
 
2022-10-07 1:25:24 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: Unless you're literally in your own back yard, how do you get caught?


I saw police video of a couple of kids doing this exact same thing... the helicopter pilot had a real-time screen view with a digital overlay showing street names and individual house addresses so he could relay exactly where they were. And when the kids ran inside, the cam switched over to thermal-view and you could literally see them inside their house slamming the door and leaning against it, thinking they got away with it. And this was 6 or 7 years ago.
 
2022-10-07 1:25:28 PM  
He just wanted the cops to know resistance was futile...

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2022-10-07 1:27:50 PM  
I was gonna make a joke about a forty-four year old being a little too old to be acting like a teenager, but based on some of the comments in this thread I guess that isn't the case.
 
2022-10-07 1:29:30 PM  
Question: what kind of weapon was that laser sigh attached to?  And what sensor device where the cops using to determine this?
 
2022-10-07 1:41:46 PM  
That's why I only target hospital helicopters.
 
2022-10-07 1:44:24 PM  
I think it's dangerous to have articles about how super easy it is to down planes and helicopters with an inexpensive laser pointer. Imagine if ISIS or Antifa found out?
 
2022-10-07 1:46:21 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: Unless you're literally in your own back yard, how do you get caught?

/he was in his own backyard wasn't he?


Or they fallowed the light. Because he was to stupid to turn it off.
 
2022-10-07 1:49:04 PM  

stuffy: Giant Clown Shoe: Unless you're literally in your own back yard, how do you get caught?

/he was in his own backyard wasn't he?

Or they fallowed the light. Because he was to stupid to turn it off.


Or they located where it was being used from then used their FLIR to follow him back home. That's happened in some of these cases.
 
2022-10-07 1:52:10 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Bandito King: EvilEgg: I get that it can be dangerous and all, but wouldn't it take a very steady hand to target anything at a distance?

Nah, the wiggle of your hand at that distance would make it dance around and be more likely to hit an eye.

That said, fark cops and their pilots. What were they gonna do, shoot the fire?

I've gotten just a pen laser straight in the eye, and that shiat was bad.  Like "For the next 10 minutes I couldn't see shiat out of that eye" bad.  On someone flying?  Yeah great, even if you DGAF about the pilot the "let's drop a chopper on some poor bastards" part would not be cool by any estimation


For sure. Still, fark cops and their helicopters they don't particularly need.
 
2022-10-07 2:07:32 PM  
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2022-10-07 2:10:54 PM  
Anyone who points a laser at an aircraft should just be shot in the f*cking head.  No warning, no trial, no jury, no defense, just a quick bullet to the head.
 
2022-10-07 2:25:55 PM  

Bandito King: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Bandito King: EvilEgg: I get that it can be dangerous and all, but wouldn't it take a very steady hand to target anything at a distance?

Nah, the wiggle of your hand at that distance would make it dance around and be more likely to hit an eye.

That said, fark cops and their pilots. What were they gonna do, shoot the fire?

I've gotten just a pen laser straight in the eye, and that shiat was bad.  Like "For the next 10 minutes I couldn't see shiat out of that eye" bad.  On someone flying?  Yeah great, even if you DGAF about the pilot the "let's drop a chopper on some poor bastards" part would not be cool by any estimation

For sure. Still, fark cops and their helicopters they don't particularly need.


That's why the cops need helicopters, so they can get up there and see who's shining lasers at the sky.
 
2022-10-07 2:27:01 PM  

wage0048: Anyone who points a laser at an aircraft should just be shot in the f*cking head.  No warning, no trial, no jury, no defense, just a quick bullet to the head.


Yeah! Screw that stupid Constitution thing.
 
2022-10-07 2:56:01 PM  
You can get away with it if the laser is off.

//got nothin'
 
2022-10-07 3:23:48 PM  

wage0048: Anyone who points a laser at an aircraft should just be shot in the f*cking head.  No warning, no trial, no jury, no defense, just a quick bullet to the head.


I'm a pilot and I've been lased several times by asshats with nothing better to do. It's incredibly dangerous and you can kill people. There's a reason it's a federal felony to lase airplanes. It's also very easy to report the precise location of the laser to ATC and they'll  dispatch local police.
 
2022-10-07 3:32:51 PM  
Re: "Allegedly shined." Shouldn't that be "allegedly shone?"
 
2022-10-07 3:54:27 PM  

wage0048: Anyone who points a laser at an aircraft should just be shot in the f*cking head.  No warning, no trial, no jury, no defense, just a quick bullet to the head.


If you're endangering the lives of those aboard that helicopter, people might be allowed to shoot you in the defense of another person. Check your state's self-defense law.
 
2022-10-07 3:55:54 PM  
Actually, it is great fun for us in Fark.
 
2022-10-07 4:03:20 PM  

Lochsteppe: Bandito King: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Bandito King: EvilEgg: I get that it can be dangerous and all, but wouldn't it take a very steady hand to target anything at a distance?

Nah, the wiggle of your hand at that distance would make it dance around and be more likely to hit an eye.

That said, fark cops and their pilots. What were they gonna do, shoot the fire?

I've gotten just a pen laser straight in the eye, and that shiat was bad.  Like "For the next 10 minutes I couldn't see shiat out of that eye" bad.  On someone flying?  Yeah great, even if you DGAF about the pilot the "let's drop a chopper on some poor bastards" part would not be cool by any estimation

For sure. Still, fark cops and their helicopters they don't particularly need.

That's why the cops need helicopters, so they can get up there and see who's shining lasers at the sky.


You joke but that actually happened near LAX, idiot was lasing planes and the LA County Sheriff's helicopter started patrolling the edge of the airspace about the time of evening it had been happening. Idiot decided to target the helicopter and was in cuffs within minutes.
 
2022-10-07 4:17:19 PM  

wage0048: Anyone who points a laser at an aircraft should just be shot in the f*cking head.  No warning, no trial, no jury, no defense, just a quick bullet to the head.


D-bags gonna D.......
 
2022-10-07 4:28:48 PM  

wage0048: Anyone who points a laser at an aircraft should just be shot in the f*cking head.  No warning, no trial, no jury, no defense, just a quick bullet to the head.


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2022-10-07 4:45:14 PM  
Don't laze me bro. I can barely see to fly as it is.

/progressive lenses
 
2022-10-08 3:20:24 AM  
PSA: Lasers work both ways.
 
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