JetBlue Flight Attendant Activates Emergency Chute, Is Awesome

“Good for him!”

A frustrated and furious flight attendant popped open the emergency slide on a grounded JetBlue plane today after an epic breakdown that my friend Malibu Judie so politely described as a “major career limiting move.” The whole imbroglio began when a passenger accidentally knocked luggage into the flight attendant and refused to apologize. The disturbed employee swiftly enacted revenge by spewing out a profanity-laden tirade over the PA system and then activating the emergency slide, which he promptly zipped down (although, not before grabbing two well-needed beers from the galley). He then ran off on the tarmac, disappearing in JFK airport, only to be found hours later in his apartment in Queens where he was arrested for reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

For such brave work, this JetBlue employee earns the Lucille Bluth “Good for her!” award. True, the flight attendant was a male, not a female, but the words — used initially on Arrested Development to laud the fine deeds of a mother who drowned her kids in a pond — seem apt nonetheless.

Further details about this bizarre story can be found here.

UPDATE: The New York Times now has pictures up of the flight attendant, Steven Slater. Check them out here. (thanks jash)