Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Packed up and Went home (Laser pointers)
Re: Packed up and Went home (Laser pointers)
Tue, 23 Feb 1999 11:53:54 -0500
<Ron Fox wrote>
Additionally, the Chicago Police have let it be known that there's no way
they can tell an innocent laser pointer from an illegal (and highly
effective) gun-mounted laser sight, so if they see a red spot on an
officer's body they'll assume the worst.
This seems to be the policy in a lot of communities. I know of at least one
teenager who passed out after a sheriff's deputy informed him he almost
died. The deputy was on a routine patrol through a residential neighborhood
when he noticed a red dot of light on his shirt. After calling in backup,
taking a very defensive position, drawing his weapon, and identifying the
source of the light, he realized it was just a kid playing with a laser
pointer. The kid's parents weren't too happy, and the kid simply passed out
when the deputy told him what could have happened.
A. J. Mako, email@example.com , Scoutmaster Troop 381
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