Here's a quick update on the article I posted a little while back:
Jail for helicopter laser prank
A 21-year-old man from Greater Manchester who temporarily blinded a police helicopter pilot with a laser pen has been jailed for four months.
Dean Bottomley, of Stockport, pleaded guilty to endangering an aircraft during an earlier hearing at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.
The court heard he bought the £30 pen on the internet and pointed it at the aircraft to see how far it reached.
Passing sentence, the judge urged him to "get out of this stupidity phase".
The court heard that the helicopter was flying over Heaton Norris in Stockport on 16 April when it was targeted by a bright green laser.
"This could clearly have had disastrous consequences for the helicopter and its crew"
Supt John O'Hare
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