When I was in elementary school, I would often find it awesome whenever a classmate brought a laser pointer. While the teacher was writing something on the blackboard, he would use it to capture the attention of every single student in the classroom. And as I grew older, I once again became fascinated with lasers as I saw them gaining back the popularity.
But it’s not always fun when it comes to using lasers, and this man had to learn it the hard way. Read on!
Stiven Lopez-Bender was just trying to have fun with his laser.
I mean, what could go wrong with pointing at things using lasers?
Well, he decided to point his laser at a news helicopter.
The news helicopter was trying to capture a fire incident at New Jersey.
Now, Lopez-Bender could possibly stay in federal prison for five years.
He received a criminal complaint soon after what he did.
If Lopez-Bender becomes convicted, he will also have to pay $250,000.
Around 4,000 incidences were reported in 2014.
This means that, on average, there are at least 10 laser incidents each day.
As of October 2015, there have been more than 5,000 reported laser attacks on aircraft.
Still, it’s difficult to catch the people who do these laser attacks.
Thankfully, no one in the aircraft was injured.
Watch the video below!
Please don’t mess with authorities and always think twice before you do things like these.