Individual arrested for pointing laser at helicopter
Incident: Air Two police helicopter struck by a laser pointer
August 16, 1:30 a.m.
Jenna Court, Vaughan, Ontario
Tactical flight officer: These guys are continuously hitting us here now, so. I got three of them at the dead end of the court.
Pilot: Oh, they’re running now.
Tactical flight officer: Ok, Air Two. He’s over the fence. He’s fled. He’s dropped his laser. We’re going to stay with target. We know where the laser is.
Tactical flight officer: Just keep walking about five feet, four feet, three feet, two feet. Should be right there.
This individual pleaded guilty to projecting a bright light into navigable airspace.
Fine = $3,000.
Pointing a laser at an aircraft? Not a bright idea
Video reproduced with permission from York Regional police.