Why we love the Internet! Story everywhere, but this is from the New York Post:
Move over Chesley Sullenberger, make room for Steven Slater.
The JetBlue flight attendant who went berserk has become an overnight Internet hero to workers everywhere after arguing with a passenger, then escaping down the plane’s inflatable emergency chute at JFK Airport clutching a beer.
A day after the attendant-turned-wing-nut had a meltdown on a flight from Pittsburgh, eight Facebook fan pages have been created overnight in Slater’s name, according to AOLNews.com.
What has made the 39-year-old Slater so heroic to many is that he quit his job after grabbing a brew from the beverage cart and, in a move fit for an action movie, deployed the plane’s emergency chutes, where he slid away to his parked car and drove off.
“Come to San Francisco and I will buy you a drink,” wrote one fan on Facebook. “You are a hero to many!”
There are even “Free Steven Slater” T-shirts available on Customink.com for fans to buy.
The administrator of another Facebook page with nearly 4,000 fans wrote today that many have inquired about helping Slater with his legal bills…
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