Man held over l@ser attack on chopper
08:10 AEST Sun Jun 22 2008
5 hours 27 minutes ago
An aircraft shows a l@ser attack from a Sydney suburb. (Nine)
"A man has been arrested after allegedly targeting a police helicopter with a l@ser pointer.
The Polair crew were hit with the green l@ser light at 10.15pm (AEST) Saturday as they conducted routine patrols of the Colyton area, in western Sydney.
A 29-year-old man was arrested at a unit block on Carpenter St, Colyton, after the helicopter crew were able to pinpoint the source of the l@ser.
Police seized a green l@ser pointer from the unit.
The man has been interviewed by Penrith police, but has been released pending further investigations. He has yet to be charged.
The l@ser attack follows another incident in south-west Sydney on Thursday night, when an 18-year-old man was arrested for shining a l@ser light at officers driving on Carlton Avenue in Chipping Norton."
They need to start charging these clowns under the terrorism laws and throwing them in jail for a few years, then they might start waking up to the idea that it's not so clever to do this.