A frustrated JetBlue flight attendant gained instant working man legendary status on the Internet yesterday for his classic sign-off. Steven Slater, 38, hailing from Queens, N.Y. had finally reached his tipping point after dealing with his last douche bag passenger.
JetBlue Flight 1052 from Pittsburgh arrived at JFK Int’l Airport shortly after noon. As the plane was taxiing to the gate, a passenger reportedly got out of his seat to grab a bag from an overhead compartment. Wrong move, dickwad. Steven and the passenger reportedly got into an argument after Steve had told the jackass to sit down, resulting in Steve somehow getting hit in the head with either the bag or the compartment door.
THAT WAS THE LAST STRAW.
Instead of going John Rambo on his ass, Steve took a less-violent yet equally awesome approach. After taking a bag to the noggin, homeboy got on the loud speaker, told those aboard to “go fuck themselves,” grabbed a beer from the galley, deployed the emergency chute and slid out of that airplane in style.
At that point, Steve ran to the employee parking lot and cruised home in his Dodge Stratus blasting Crazy Train, on repeat, turned up to 11. He was arrested by Port Authority police about 1/2 an hour later in his home and charged with criminal mischief, trespassing, and reckless endangerment. And being a BAD ASS.
We raise our glasses to you, Steven Slater.
Sources: HuffPost, ABCNews