JetBlue Flight Attendant Is Instant Hero

And to top it off, was apparently having sex when he was arrested later
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2010 10:10 AM CDT

Steven Slater, the flight attendant who blew a fuse yesterday on a JetBlue plane at JFK and took off down the emergency chute—but not before grabbing a couple of beers—is turning into a folk hero to masses of people who put up with rude customers and lie in bed dreaming up spectacular ways to quit crappy jobs (to be known henceforth as "pulling a Slater"). "It's something we all fantasize about," one admirer told the Daily News. "But we have kids and a mortgage or are just too chicken —or sane—to go through with it."

Slater seemed quite happy after his mad-as-hell moment, reports a passenger on the plane who also rode with Slater on the AirTrain away from JFK. And he was still smiling as he was led out of his apartment building a few hours later by cops; maybe because he was apparently having sex with his partner when he was apprehended. No word on who the other guy in the video is here. (More Steven Slater stories.)

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