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How stupid can a human being be?

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How stupid can a human being be?

Reported in the UK media today about blinding a KLM pilot as it came in to land at Tyne Tees airport in the UK.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7568645.stm

They targeted a KLM flight and then the police helicopter. Fortunately the police caught him and hopfully they will throw the book at him.

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1. Re: How stupid can a human being be?

Ronaldo, you know they'll not throw the book at him - or at least not nearly hard enough to make a dent in what passes for his cranium.

No doubt the cleverclogs thought it quite a larf to wave his new toy around, until he had his collar felt.

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Interesting. This happens on a fairly 'regular' basis here in Australia though, so far, no culprits have been apprehended AFAIK. I would expect it is probably something that happens all over the globe...often. Whether it makes the news is another matter altogether. Maybe t'was a slow news day at the beeb?

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April 8, 2008 <<An Adelaide man who was one of the first people in the nation to be prosecuted for shining a laser at an aircraft has been jailed - and told he could have caused a disaster.>>

news.com.au/adelaidenow/…00.html

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Thats fantastc Noel-Donna. I hope it was well publicised. Its not even as if that guy in Adelaide was a little kid, he'sa 23 yr old man who should know better.

If I knew where to send it I would show that link to the local prosecuters in the UK.

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If someone was caught by the end of a runway pointing a misile at a plane they would soon have the book thrown at them, one big enough to knock them out we would would hope ! If blinding a pilot by shining a laser can potentailly cause an accident & is becoming a common 'hobby' for mindless little idiots should it not be treated as a similar offence ? Sadly as the above post implies they will probably get a slap on the wrist & told not to be naughty again !

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it should be pointed out that in australia after a number of these laser attacks the federal government slapped an import ban on certain types of laser.

it is also now a criminal offence to be in possession of one without a legitimate reason.

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Well let's see what Teesside Magistrates make of this on Friday. Sadly the fact that it is going before Magistrates and not a Crown Court means the b****r is likely to walk!

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maybe make the idiot wear a board and walk up and down the street with this sign on saying that they are an idiot!! public humiliation may just do the trick.??!!

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<public humiliation may just do the trick.??!!>

You gotta be kidding Lilyana.

He will thrive on the publicity, Murdoch will pay £££s for his story and what is worse, some daft b****rs will actually want to read it.

He should be topped as a complete waste of a good skin!

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mfuwe.sorry,but that does do the trick with some!!!!

if the courts are going to go light then,what other choices are there??