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Lt. Anthony Ginaldi

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Local Man Sentenced For Shining Laser Light At Philadelphia Police Copter

It’s unclear whether defendant Lenny Tavarez knew it was a police helicopter, or that his action had the potential of causing a crash.

05/12/2011

(Philadelphia police helicopter pilot, Lt. Anthony Ginaldi.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Central Pa. Man Gets Prison For Shining Laser At Philadelphia Police Copter, Disorienting Pilot

Assistant 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.

04/13/2011