Helicopter Video of UK Police Locating a Man Who Shined a Laser Pointer Directly at the Aircraft

The West Midlands Police in Birmingham, England have posted thermal-imaging video of a partygoer shining a laser pointer directly at a department helicopter. Over the course of the video, the officers pinpoint the origin of the light, locate, and apprehend the suspect.

Their bravado was abruptly punctured when colleagues on the ground – directed to the group from above – gate-crashed the party and arrested the 23-year-old shop worker on suspicion of ‘acting reckless in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft.

The department has a strong social media presence, including actively commenting on responses to the videos it posts on YouTube.

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