Another Bozo with a Laser Pointer at Lambert

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  1. sobore
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    http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2012/02/bozo_laser_pointer_lambert.php

    Some yahoo with a laser pointer shined his beam into the left side of a 737's cockpit around 6:20 p.m. Sunday at Lambert St. Louis International Airport.

    The plane was still five miles out and 2,000 feet up at the time, but details on which airline owns the plane and what direction the plane was arriving from are being withheld, presumably to discourage other assholes from using the information to discern where they, too, can get a hard-on while potentially temporarily blinding a pilot and endangering passengers.
    http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2012/02/bozo_laser_pointer_lambert.php
     
  2. TAHKUCT
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    Cannot believe somebody would do something like that :mad:
     
  3. MSPeconomist
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    That's a powerful laser.
     
  4. viguera
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    I don't even know what people think sometimes. It's almost like they don't realize just how dangerous this is... maybe they figure "hey the plane is high enough" or something?

    Reminds me of this buttclown that decided to try it with a police helicopter, only to get found out regardless thanks to infrared cameras.

     
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    Something like the S3 Spyder III (1 Watt) is visible for 85 miles and can actually ignite stuff at close range. All that and it only costs $300.
     

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