No need to throw away money paying fines for doing stuff you didn’t need to do in the first place. Walk the extra block instead of risking a parking ticket. People who live by the beach near me can’t show a light after dark during sea turtle season, or there’s a fine. No need to kill turtles and cost yourself money at the same time.
Aiming a laser at an aircraft isn’t a joke. No need to kill people and cost yourself money at the same time:
“I am the sole pilot. The controls can get out of hand rather rapidly. It can take five to 10 seconds for it to all be over. I’ve got my life and a cameraman in the back. If I could have lost control, we might have hit some people on the ground.”
“Due to atmospheric interference, it kind of spreads the beam out. Once it’s gone a mile, it’s at least a foot wide. You can’t see anything for the next few minutes but dots.”
“When it happened last year, it hit me in the eyes. I was in danger of losing my aviation medical and I had to go see an eye doctor. I had to prove I was still physically fit to fly. That’s my livelihood.”