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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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