Two beers and a slide = $10,000

The JetBlue/Steven Slater brouhaha has come to a close. Finally. The former flight attendant pled guilty to felony and misdemeanor criminal mischief charges associated with his grand exit from a plane at JFK a couple months ago. In addition to undergoing one year of counseling and substance-abuse treatment – which could have the felony charge expunged if completed successfully – he will also be required to compensate the airline $10,000 to reimburse the company for damages caused by his actions. If he does not successfully complete the counseling he will be subject to a 1-3 year prison term.

Remember, folks, even if you think it is a good idea to go out with a bang, there’s a pretty good chance it will come back to bite you in the end. He may have had his 15 minutes of fame, but in the end he is a criminal and an idiot and he is being treated as such.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.