Teen charged after fireworks launched at police helicopter
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee teenager has been charged with endangering police officers after a firework was launched at a Nashville Police helicopter. Nashville police say a detective saw a man look up at the helicopter, go to his car to get a mortar tube and then fire a firework at the craft. The helicopter was working a street racing initiative. 18-year-old John Schmid had more mortar tubes and fireworks in the trunk of his car. Schmid is was booked into jail and charged with reckless endangerment aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on an officer.