Franklin Man Arrested for Shooting Firework Mortar at Metro Police Helicopter

john schmid, 18

According to a Metro Police’s tweet, Frankin resident John Schmid, 18 was arrested on 2 counts of aggravated assault on police and felony reckless endangerment for firing a firework mortar at a Metro Police helicopter just after midnight on Saturday, July 3, 2021.

The helicopter was flying at 500 feet over a Haywood Ln parking lot as part of a street racing initiative.

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