NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Franklin man is facing several charges after launching a firework at an MNPD helicopter, according to a release from Metro police.
Investigators said 18-year-old John Schmid, of Franklin, is currently jailed on two counts of aggravated assault on police and felony reckless endangerment for firing a firework mortar at a metro helicopter. It happened just after midnight.
The helicopter was flying 500 feet over a Haywood Lane parking lot as part of a street racing initiative at the time.
No other information was immediately released.