People have misused laser pointers for a number of things, from illegally pointing them toward airplanes to distastefully shining them on movie screens.
In the latest case of laser pointers gone bad, a parent at a Massachusetts girls hockey team shined a laser at the eyes of an opposing goalie, according to a report from CBS Boston
The game was played on Wednesday between Medley-Ashland and Winthrop. With the score tied 1-1 entering the third period, the father of a Winthrop player was removed from the arena after he was caught shining a laser at the Medley-Ashland goalie.
Medway-Ashland goalie Kathryn Hamer was clearly distracted by the laser.
"It's kind of like when you look at the sun and then you look away you see that spot and you can't see for a couple of seconds. You shake your head and try to get it out of the system and just keep focusing, but it's difficult," she told WBZ-TV.
Winthrop went on to win the game 3-1, and Medley-Ashland's appeal to have the third period replayed was rejected (read the rejection letter here
, courtesy of CBS Boston.)
Since the incident, Winthrop has banned the the laser pointer pointer from all future sports events.