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Firing Laser Pointers At Police Helicopters: Still Stupid

27/10/2014 09:58 GMT | Updated 27/10/2014 10:59 GMT

There are two very bad things that can happen if you fire a powerful laser pointer at a police helicopter.

Either the laser blinds the pilot and crashes the helicopter, killing several people in the process, or the police see the laser, see where you are (because that's how lasers work), turn on the infrared camera and arrest you.

Thanks to Reddit and the Birmingham police, we now what that looks like.