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!
I mean, what could go wrong with pointing at things using lasers?
You can point your laser here and there, but mocking a news helicopter doesn't sound like a good idea at all.
Basically, Stiven Lopez-Bender made the mistake of distracting the responsible workers from their job.
This sounds like a tough punishment, but imagine the consequences of being distracted while a fire was breaking out.
The 26-year-old man never considered the consequences of his actions.
Think about it: This man will lose five years of his life and so much money because he wanted to make fun of news helicopters.
After all, handheld laser gadgets have become widespread and relatively cheap.
The Federal Aviation Administration also confirmed that at least 238 of these were proven attacks.
Moreover, things aren't looking any better as the rate has only been increasing ever since.
In fact, 12 commercial aircraft were interrupted by laser attacks in just one day in May this year.
Thus, having at least one man convicted is already an achievement.
But if you're wondering why it's not allowed to point lasers at helicopters, it's because they can burn a pilot's cornea and lead to horrific accidents.
Please don't mess with authorities and always think twice before you do things like these.