Man arrested for pointing laser at Manatee County Sheriff's Office helicopter
MANATEE COUNTY- A man was arrested after allegedly pointing a green laser at a Manatee County Sheriff's Office helicopter.
Deputies say Vladimir Altman, 22, was pointing a laser from an apartment balcony on Haben Boulevard, Wednesday night. According to deputies, Altman pointed the laser at the helicopters cockpit, making it extremely difficult to see.
Manatee County Deputies and Palmetto Police officers entered the building, and questioned several people in and around the apartment. Deputies say Altman admitted to pointing the laser and was arrested and booked into the Manatee County Jail on a $1,500 bond.