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Manatee County Man Aims Laser Pointer At Sheriff's Helicopter

A Manatee county man was arrested after he allegedly pointed a laser at a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office helicopter.

Vladimir Altman, 22 was discovered pointing a laser at the cockpit from an apartment on Haben Boulevard. The laser beam entered the cockpit, making it extremely hard for the pilot to navigate, authorities said.

Officers responded to the apartment complex and questioned several subjects. Altman was identified as the culprit and admitted to pointing the laser. He was arrested for pointing a laser at an aircraft/pilot while in flight and booked into the Manatee County Jail.

Source: Channel 8