Flight attendant chews out passenger, quits via escape chute Runaway flight attendant Steven Slater looks relaxed following his arrest by New York police on Tuesday. He has been charged with criminal mischief and reckless endangerment and faces up to seven years in jail if found guilty of all the charges. Slater was a flight attendant for US airline JetBlue He was on a flight from Pittsburgh that had just landed at New York’s Kennedy airport when a passenger tried to get her luggage from the overhead locker. As Slater was asking her to sit down the luggage fell on his head. He asked the passenger to apologize, but instead she cursed him. Slater then grabbed the plane’s intercom and launched a verbal tirade before announcing that he was quitting. He then grabbed two beers from the fridge before opening the plane door and releasing the emergency escape chute. After sliding his hand luggage down he then jumped out the plane. Much to the disbelief of the passengers. Slater then drove home and got into bed with his boyfriend.
Police were dispatched to his residence after the incident was reported. Slater has been a flight attendant for 28 years. Friends said that he was a good man. According to neighbors his mother is ill with terminal lung cancer. and that the pressure finally got to him. Slater’s act of defiance attracted a lot of people to his Facebook page. One admirer said “I wish I could make an exit like this at my job” Apple Action News