Man sentenced to 21 months after “test firing” laser at sheriff’s helicopter. A California man was sentenced Monday to one year and nine months in prison for firing a green laser at a Kern County Sheriff’s helicopter. [Ars Technica]
So the sentence for annoying a cop is 21 months. Keep in mind that a few months ago another California cop was sentenced to five months for beating a man to death, and the unusual thing about that was that she was punished at all.