VIDEO: Righteous Helicopter Crew Hunts Down the Idiot Blasting Them With a Laser

VIDEO: Righteous Helicopter Crew Hunts Down the Idiot Blasting Them With a Laser

laserConsidering interfering with an aircraft in flight is a federal crime, punishable by 20 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine, you would think the number of idiots flashing lasers at helicopters would be decreasing, not increasing. But that’s not the case, and recently two morons were caught in New York flashing helicopters – including a police helicopter.

Popular Mechanics reports,

Chopper 4 had been heading to Brooklyn to catch footage of a stolen Greyhound bus when the green beam blasted their cockpit. And while the helicopter’s pilot prudently looked away from the beam to avoid being blinded, reporter Dennis Protsko kept him in sight from 1,500 feet.

NBC’s Chopper 4 wasn’t the only one getting hit. According to CBS, one of its choppers was hit as well, in addition to a third chopper from ABC. And when the NYPD brought its chopper in to investigate, it got a taste as well. But thanks to Protsko’s keen eye, the police were able to find and arrest the culprits, which NBC caught footage of from the air.

Darwin awards, anyone? Those two are going to find themselves in prison for a long time. Somehow I don’t think they’ll find it was worth it. Watch the footage below, where you can distinctly see the two men on the ground with the laser.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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