A flight attendant has been propelled to fame after flipping out on a passenger, grabbing a beer, pulling the emergency chute and sliding away out of the pane at JFK airport.
Jet Blue flight attendant, Steven Slater, got into an argument with a passenger who was trying to get their bag out of a locker before the ‘fasten seatbelt’ light had gone off.
The bag hit the flight attendant in the face and when he was refused an apology from the passenger, he decided he’d had enough.
The flip out started with flight attendant Slater grabbing the loudspeaker and giving the passenger an expletive-ridden piece of his mind. “To the passenger who called me a mother ——, —- you,” announced Slater.
Slater then grabbed a beer (now that’s style), before activating the emergency slide and slithering out of the plane.
The story gets even better, as the Jet Blue attendant reportedly threw his company tie onto the ground before boarding the Air Train on his way home.
When police turned up at Slater’s house to arrest him he was apparently in bed having sex with his boyfriend. A neighbour said the flight attendant “had a smile on his face when the cops brought him out, like, ‘Yeah, big deal.’”
Flight attendant Slater’s parting words as he slid down the chute were “there goes 28 years.” He is being charged with 2nd-and 4th-degree criminal mischief, 1st- and 2nd-degree reckless endangerment and criminal trespass in the 3rd degree and faces up to 7 years in prison if convicted.
Rock on Steven Slater! Personally, we’re amazed people don’t do things like this every day…
[Photo from Steven Slater’s Myspace page]