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Dummy Faces Federal Charges For Shining a Laser at a Police Chopper

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Blowing up illegal fireworks at your Fourth of July party is one thing, but pointing a green laser at a police helicopter is going over the line. Westchester County resident Philip Avery Putter is now facing federal charges after he got overzealous with his laser.

Mr. Putter allegedly pointed his green laser twice toward the chopper, leaving both pilots temporarily blinded, according to the FBI as reported by WNBC-TV on Thursday. He was arrested when the pilots radioed police that were patrolling the grounds of the Kensico Dam Fireworks show located him waving it. Read More