Local Man Sentenced For Shining Laser Light At Philadelphia Police CopterIt's unclear whether defendant Lenny Tavarez knew it was a police helicopter, or that his action had the potential of causing a crash.
Central Pa. Man Gets Prison For Shining Laser At Philadelphia Police Copter, Disorienting PilotAssistant US attorney Salvatore Astolfi says James Gautieri homed in on a police helicopter near Northeast Philadelphia Airport and flashed the cockpit many times, hitting Lt. Anthony Ginaldi (left) right in the eyes.

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