This story of a couple who shined a green laser into the cockpit of a police helicopter
is interesting. According to the article, they were just having fun flashing them into the sky like giant light-sabers (which sounds pretty fun to me). Unfortunately, it hit the cockpit of the helicopter which must have diffused and spread the light (or else this couple has some killer aim to be able to hit the retina of a helicopter pilot at 500 feet).
Sounds just like a CSI Miami episode I saw
And apparenlty, I'm not the only one who's noticed this connection
(H/T to slashdot
for the link)