Steven Slater without a reason for his slide to glory is really just a random weirdo with a salient dangerous streak. After all, any goodwill the flight attendant got from the public was based on the horrible working conditions he endured – including being assaulted by a passenger and getting a gash on his head in the process – and the fact that they drove him to his “take this job and shove it” moment. It’s starting to look like this airline worker “hero” is a liar, according to the New York Post.
Investigators are “leaning toward” the notion that Slater’s claims of being an assault victim are not true. Apparently, there’s no evidence to support his version of how the bloody cut appeared on his forehead. Meanwhile:
“A significant number of people said he had the cut before he boarded the plane, and several other passengers said he was acting erratically on the flight,” the source said.
As The Post reported, at least one customer claimed Slater had bloodshot eyes.
Slater, of course, has no comment, but he’s probably searching like crazy for his Queen home’s emergency slide. Don’t worry: he’ll stop by the fridge first to grab a few beer – Blue Moons, like the brews from the flight.
[Image: AP Foto/Louis Lanzano]