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Prescott authorities arrest man for damage to medical helicopter

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Prescott police said a 31-year-old man was arrested after
a large rock was thrown through a medical helicopter’s windshield, causing
$100,000 of damage.

Police said 31-year-old Benjamin A. Barnett was arrested on suspicion of
criminal damage and that he apologized for causing the damage.

The Daily Courier reported that the helicopter was
sitting on the ground-level helipad at Yavapai Regional Medical Center when it
was damaged Monday night.

The rock caused a 5-inch hole in the windshield and a 4-inch hole in the
fuselage of the helicopter. The crew was not there.


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