A 20-year-old Brooklyn man who thought it would be just hilarious to aim a laser pointer at a news helicopter has been slapped with felony charges. Isn't that a hoot?

Ossieo Silva was arraigned on felony and misdemeanor reckless endangerment charges yesterday after he was caught pointing a green laser at several news chopper from behind a Prospect Heights restaurant the night before. NBC, one of the stations caught in the glare, reports that the pilots were covering the arrest of an alleged Greyhound bus thief at the 78th Precinct stationhouse when the beam of light appeared, obscuring their vision.

The helicopter hovered over the street until an NBC reporter determined the source of the light by zooming in with the chopper's camera, spotting a group of workers behind a restaurant on Fulton Street. Silva allegedly aimed the laser at not only the news aircraft, but a NYPD chopper who showed up after to investigate.

"You get hit in the face like that, in the eyes, and you can go temporarily blind," reporter Dennis Protsko told the station. "We're talking about a helicopter that weighs almost two tons. Imagine that coming down on your house because the pilot's vision is impaired."

Silva was arrested in the restaurant after police found him holding a frying pan with a laser inside of it. In his defense, Silva said he was "just messing around." According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Post, he also claimed he "thought it would be funny. It’s the first time I’ve pointed a laser at a helicopter."

Silva faces additional charges of directing a laser at an aircraft and unlawful possession or use of a laser.