NBC News reports:
A Florida man is facing several charges after allegedly pointing a laser at planes trying to land at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, injuring a pilot. Charlie Chapman Jr., 41, was arrested after was caught on camera on Wednesday using a laser pointer and aiming it towards planes four times.
While a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was trying to find Chapman, he pointed a laser at them. A pilot said the laser hit him directly in the eye, causing temporary blindness and lingering blurred vision, authorities reported.