Laser pointers are great tools for professors to use during lecture, but they are also dangerous. A laser pointer shined in someone’s eye can really damage their vision. For some reason, idiots like to shine laser pointers at airplane and helicopter pilots. This is extreme dangerous as it completely disorients the pilot, and can cause a crash. But if you’re going to shine a laser at a pilot, you might want to make sure it’s not the cops.
One fool at a party actually shined a laser at a West Midlands Police helicopter. The police uploaded this video taken from the copter when cops on the ground identify the culprit. Amazing how good the image is. It’s like Enemy of the State. This clip has gone viral with over 1.8 million hits!