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Man charged for pointing laser at a military helicopter

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 14:36:54-05

BERGEN, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Stafford man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly pointed a laser at a military aircraft.

According to the State Police, Kevin Pietrzykowski, 63, was pointing a laser device at a National Guard Air Wing helicopter during a night training scenario on January 3rd.

Troopers patrolled the area that the laser was reportedly coming from and found Pietrzykowski after several interviews with witnesses.

Pietrzykowski was charged with directing a laser at an aircraft, a misdemeanor, and was given an appearance ticket.