Arrested for pointing a laser at a pilot at a police helicopter


       Manatee, FL - A 22-year-old man faces charges of pointing a laser at a helicopter operated by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.  A tactical officer and pilot were on a routine patrol Wednesday night, when they spotted someone shining a green laser at them.                                                        .   The sheriff's office said that the person pointed a laser at the cockpit multiple times, making it difficult for police and pilots to see at times. They were able to identify the laser beam coming from the apartment complex "The Palm at Rivera Dunes" on Haben Avenue. They sent patrol units and Palmetto police to that complex. Vladimir Altman is identified as a laser pointer. According to the sheriff's office, Altman admitted to the crime, was arrested, and transported to the Manatee County Jail. He is facing charges for                                                  Xem video.