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Steven Slater -- En Route to Rikers Island

8/10/2010 4:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned JetBlue's most infamous flight attendant Steven Slater is currently  "in transportation" to a Rikers Island correctional facility, this according to NYC Department of Corrections.

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According to the official booking sheet, Slater is listed at 5'8" and 190 lbs.

Earlier today, Slater was arraigned on 2 counts of criminal mischief, 2 counts of reckless endangerment and 1 count of criminal trespassing ... all stemming from an altercation with a passenger on a JetBlue aircraft yesterday.

If convicted, Slater could face up to 7 years in federal prison.


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61.

Ehécatl    

As terrible as the place may be, Riker´s Island may feel like home to this man. A lot of people there use the f word; he likes to use that word, too. A lot of people there hit other people on their heads after angry confrontations, which is something he´s accustomed to. And he can always dream about finding a magic door he can open to find a magical escape shoot --- at least until he wakes up and discovers he´s being gang-raped by a bunch of men named Bubba.

1503 days ago
62.

wow    

On the news here in Canada they said this guy was taking care of his dying mother, so I guess that stress played a part in all this. The guy doesn't deserve to be locked up and the passenger (trouble maker) should also be charged and barred from future flights.

1503 days ago
63.

hung and dashing    

Apparently, there wasn't a sky marshal on the plane. I wonder why flight attendants can't or don't simply make a citizen's arrest when dealing with passengers breaking FAA regulations and then assaulting crew with airplane pieces?

I get a sense this flight attendant wanted to quit (oh, just a few clues). But really where was the rest of the crew? None came to his aid or defense in dealing with the out-of-line passenger?

And how easy IS it to open the side door and deploy the slide? I mean, that no other flight crew member could restrain him as he went through the process of escaping?

1503 days ago
64.

mel    

I don't blame him. He probbaly had to put up with so many assh#4&s he finally snapped.

1503 days ago
65.

MP    

Riker's Island...really?! Give this guy probation and be done with it. How about charging the passenger with something for unlawfully getting out of his or her seat while the plane was in motion? My mother was on a Jet Blue flight a couple weeks ago and when several passengers got out of their seats while the plane was taxiing to the gate, the pilot slowed the plane to a stop and wouldn't budge until everyone was seated. I've flown Jet Blue a handful of times and like them very much. Team Steven!

1503 days ago
66.

F- Passengers    

Passengers suck. The blatent ignorance on flights is amazing. Especially after 9/11. I'm glad they give zip-cuffs to flight attendants. They should be given tazers. There's an old cabin saying: Check your bag, check your brain.

1503 days ago
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meg hamer    

The passenger should be penalized for not obeying flight regulations and for assaulting Steven..the airline should back him up to gain the respect of other employees. There is so much abuse an individual can be subjected to, and the airline industry should work on the employee morale and burn out rate end of their business. Reikers Island.....Pleease! Let the punishment fit the crime...

1503 days ago
68.

Gluey    

I think that was his master plan. to go to Riker's Island and get poked in his butt a million times

1503 days ago
69.

Anony Moose    

Uh-oh. I wonder if they'll put him in with the general population. Good thing his a-s-s can take it if his fellow inmates decide to dish it.

1503 days ago
70.

homophobic idiots    

What does being gay have to do with any of this? Homophobic idiots!

1503 days ago
71.

Jim    

This can be a big positive for Steven.

A) He is famous now he may very well get a reality show soon.

B) I this country you can stay on unemployment benefits for two years.

C) Jail has three hot meals and all the guys he can want. Plus they will never give him seven years ... he will get a small sentence and then appear on talk shows while collecting unemployment and make more than he did at his job. Its the american way.

1503 days ago
72.

CrisDizzle    

He's Gay??? No way!!!! =o He's a male flight attendant that can't be possible!

1503 days ago
73.

Gluey    

Jim you dummy. you don't get unemployment if you quit. he's gonna have to sell his butt until he finds another job

1503 days ago
74.

2drk2fck    

60 that was hysterical & 72 you are wrong about benefits a, he QUIT and b, employer will claim "misconduct" for stealing beer, sliding (LOL) and cussing a customer c, just because he MAYBE gay doesnt mean jail is where he wants to find lovers anymore than you would dumbass.

1503 days ago
75.

DumbWalrus    

WHO THE HELL IS THIS GUY?? WHAT MOVIE WAS HE IN? DID HE APPEAR ON A TV SHOW? WHAT BAND DOES HE PLAY FOR? DOES HE PLAY IN THE NFL?

cmon TMZ.... why is this on the website?????

1503 days ago
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