Posted by Brian at 12:01 PM
Well, at least she wasn't from south Florida.
Wow--talk about a really, really bad idea:
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Annoyed with a sheriff's helicopter flying over her house late Thursday night, Marjorie Thompson ran outside with a bottle rocket launcher and started shooting rockets at the aircraft, authorities said.
Authorities said they caught Thompson, 44, in the act of launching the second bottle rocket.
Thompson is facing a felony charge of shooting or throwing a deadly missile into an aircraft.
I wonder what as going through the pilot's mind when he saw these bottle rockets coming up at him? Sure, there's little to no chance they would have damaged his aircraft or caused him any harm--but even so, that's got to be a little disconcerting.