Sheriff: Florida man says he shot at 2, pointed laser at helicopter because he was ‘being stupid’

Kenneth Massey (Polk SO)

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A central Florida man faces a host of charges after deputies accused him of shooting towards two people and pointed a rifle and laser at a sheriff’s helicopter Saturday night.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Kenneth Massey, 48, was arrested near Avon Park.

In a tweet, the sheriff’s office said Massey told detectives that he did everything because he was “being stupid.”

Massey faced two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful use of a laser device and discharging a weapon under the influence of alcohol.

Records showed Massey remained in the Polk County Jail as of Monday.


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