Steven Slater, the JetBlue-flight attendant-turned-folk-hero after he jumped out of a plane at JFK via the emergency slide last summer, appeared in Queens criminal court today.
He was sentenced to one year of probation for "misdemeanor attempted criminal mischief," for the August, 2010 incident, in which he grabbed two beers, cursed out passengers on the flight and exited via the inflatable slide. Slater also has to pay $10,000 a month to JetBlue for the incident, which he will do in monthly payments of $831, according to the New York Post.
Slater originally faced felony charges of reckless endangerment and criminal mischief, which could have landed him in jail, but those were dropped.
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