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This is your flight attendant speaking: take this job and shove it

JetBlue employee pulls emergency chute and flees plane

A fed-up flight attendant made a dramatic exit from a JetBlue plane—and presumably his job—on Monday after a passenger accidentally hit him with luggage and refused to apologize. Steven Slater is alleged to have gotten on the plane’s PA system and cursed out the passengers aboard, adding the insults were especially meant for the passenger who’d struck him. According to reports, Slater then grabbed two beers from the attendants’ galley, pulled the emergency chute, and slid his way out of the plane. Slater was subsequently arrested at his home in New York and is facing charges of reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

Wall Street Journal

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