Florida man arrested after shining laser at Volusia County Sheriff’s helicopter
EDGEWATER, Fla. – An Edgewater man accused of pointing a laser at the Volusia Sheriff’s Office Air One helicopter is now facing a felony charge. The pilot told investigators this blinded him for around three to five minutes, describing the incident like having a flashbulb going off in front of his eye, according to a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office report. [ARREST VIDEO: Edgewater man temporarily blinds Volusia County pilot with laser, deputies say]Once the vessel was docked, officers got three men out of the boat. In the arrest video, Hutton told them he had a green laser pointer and is heard telling authorities he thought the helicopter was a drone. Hutton was taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he posted a $5,000 bond.