Prosecutors say the JetBlue flight attendant flipped out over a fight with an agitated traveler Monday, cursing over the intercom before grabbing some beer from the plane's galley and making a grand exit down the emergency slide at Kennedy Airport. He has been charged with felonies but elevated to folk-hero status by thousands who shrugged off allegations that Slater endangered others and praised him for his take-this-job-and-shove-it moment.
Overwhelmingly people said it should have been the passenger who was ejected from the plane," said George Hobica, founder of AirfareWatchdog.com, speaking about response to his site's blog on the incident. "I've never seen such an outpouring of support for a flight attendant."
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I know it's wrong, but I can't help but think this guy is a lot of people's hero. Seriously, when pushed, haven't we all imagined doing something like this? I have. The fact that he snapped and actually did it amazes me. Don't get me wrong, I know he has to be punished, but somehow I don't think he will be bored without his job. I just hope he has a way to support himself since he has legal action against him and now no job.
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