NY Flight Attendant Who Exited on Slide Makes Bail

NEW YORK (AP) - A JetBlue flight attendant who argued with a
passenger on a plane before making a grand exit down its emergency
slide has been released on bail in New York.

Steven Slater was released from jail Tuesday night. Department
of Correction spokesman Stephen Morello doesn't have details on who
posted the $2,500 bail.

Slater has been charged with felonies but elevated to folk-hero
status by thousands of people who shrug off allegations he
endangered others and praise him for his take-this-job-and-shove-it
moment.

Slater told a throng of reporters outside jail Tuesday night
that it feels "neat" that his case has "resonated with a few
people." He was picked up by a minivan and driven away.

A defense attorney says Slater didn't put anyone in danger on
the Pittsburgh-to-New York flight.

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