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Flighty or Folk Hero? Jury's Still Out on Steven Slater

Steven Slater gained instant notoriety Monday after he apparently hurled a profanity-laced rant at a female passenger via intercom during his shift as a JetBlue flight attendant -- shocking passengers -- then grabbed two beers and slid down the plane's emergency chute yelling "I’ve had it!"Now he is facing felony charges, and is being pitied by some as an unstable recovering alcoholic, while being praised by others as a hero for staging a sort of airplane version of "Office Space" -- sticking it to his bosses in a dramatic exit from the Embraer E190 jet carrying 100 passengers. But just who is this guy? The enigma that is Slater may be too complex to unravel.Slater, 38, has now acquired an impressive fan base on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, while authorities have charged him with criminal mischief and reckless endangerment after his bizarre stunt on the tarmac at New York’s Kennedy Airport.Slater, who has no known criminal past, grew up in Thousand Oaks, Calif., w...

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  5. Take this plane and shove it: Flight attendant's JFK emergency-slide exit draws charges, fans

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  6. Flight Attendant Charged After He Flips Out, Makes Sliding Exit at JFK

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  12. Take Two Beers and Jump! How the Social Web Made Steven Slater a Star

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  1. Does Steven Slater Deserve His Instant Celebrity?

    JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater became a household name this week after cursing out a passenger on a plane, grabbing a beer and exiting via the emergency chut...

  2. Inside the Mind of the JetBlue Flight Attendant

    On Monday, JetBlue flight attendant, Steven Slater lost control in a big way.After the plane he was working on landed, Slater instructed a passenger to wait to take ...

  3. Inside the Mind of the JetBlue Flight Attendant

    On Monday, JetBlue flight attendant, Steven Slater lost control in a big way.After the plane he was working on landed, Slater instructed a passenger to wait to take ...

  4. Steven Slater's Take on the Unfriendly Skies

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  5. Fed-Up Former JetBlue Flight Attendant Sentenced to Probation

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  6. JetBlue Flight Attendant Admits to 'Slow Burn'

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  7. JetBlue Flight Attendant Got a One-Way Ticket Out of Job

    NEW YORK -- Sometimes there's no going back.JetBlue Airways says that there will be no second exits for famed flight attendant Steven Slater -- who captured the nati...

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