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    JetBlue 'wing-nut' Steven Slater (47) disappears in Mexico: cops

    https://nypost.com/2019/08/08/jetblu...mexico-report/

    The former JetBlue flight attendant who infamously quit his job with a profane rant and a dramatic exit down the plane?s escape slide has disappeared in Mexico, cops in California said Thursday.

    Steven Slater, who moved to Tijuana about a week ago, went missing after posting a message on Facebook on Sunday that said he was going to visit the city?s landmark Monumental Arch that night, according to the Chula Vista Police Department.

    Friends couldn?t get in touch with him afterward and reported his disappearance to the Chula Vista PD.

    Neither Slater, 47, nor the friends live in Chula Vista, but the department was obligated to file a missing-person report under California law, cops said.

    A friend, Jim Fossett, told The Post that Slater has been working at SeaWorld in San Diego and moved to Tijuana to save money on housing by commuting across the border.

    ?He left his job at SeaWorld on Sunday to cross back over,? said Fossett, a 54-year-old nurse who lives in Los Angeles.

    ?He seemed like he felt pretty safe in the neighborhood where he lived. I don?t know if he met up with the wrong person or he got mugged or something.?

    Fossett added: ?Hopefully we?ll find him intact, but right now we?re all kind of worried.?

    Slater ? whose disappearance was first reported by TMZ ? became a media sensation when he melted down near the end of an Aug. 9, 2010, flight from Pittsburgh to JFK Airport.

    Slater argued with a passenger who refused to wait until the plane stopped to retrieve luggage from an overhead bin, and he got banged on the head when the door dropped down.

    The blow to his noggin prompted Slater to grab a public-address microphone and announce, ?To the f?king a?hole that told me to f?k off, it?s been a good 28 years!?

    The wing-nut then grabbed his bags and a can of beer, activated the inflatable emergency chute and slipped to the tarmac.

    Slater was busted that night at his Queens home and charged with felony reckless endangerment.

    He later struck a no-jail plea bargain that required him to undergo a year of counseling and substance-abuse treatment, and pay JetBlue $10,000 to help replace the evacuation slide.


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    Tijuana's Monumental Arch?


    Maybe he slid down something a bit too big this time



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    Just checked for updates, haven't found any yet but this has a little more detail. I hope he is just out there either partying or taking a break from the daily grind


    https://dlisted.com/2019/08/10/where...steven-slater/

    Steven?s friend says that Steven, who they note has struggled with substance abuse, was living in San Ysidro which is right on the U.S./Mexico border. He appeared to be working in Mexico and traveling through the San Ysidro Point of Entry every day, using Ubers and the San Diego trolley in lieu of driving.

    Steven posted a pic of the border crossing on Facebook after work on Sunday night, and said he was headed to ?Avienda Revolucion?, which is the main drag for tourists in Tijuana. They haven?t heard from him since.

    There are clues from his phone and social media profiles that show that he (or someone using his phone) has been active since Sunday.

    His phone was ringing through Monday and Tuesday at least, and with an international ring tone, indicating his phone at least had not slipped back into the US since then (with him attached to it). Additionally. his Facebook messenger had been showing he had been online ? or whoever has his phone if it?s not him that was checking the app.

    The FBI, Border Patrol, San Diego and Tiajuana are all reportedly on the case. His friend says that Steven was nearing one year of sobriety from methamphetamines and that it wouldn?t make sense that he would head to whatever gay bars or clubs are in ??Avienda Revolucion? just to break it.

    Hopefully, Steven will be found, safe and sound, and his example of the most dramatic way to quit this bitch will be lauded for ages to come.



    The link posted in that aricle to the friend's plea for assistance goes to a post the friend made on Websleuths.


    Cue angry words at the "theft" from WS


    Orig post here

    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/th...#post-15314434

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    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star View Post
    Just checked for updates, haven't found any yet but this has a little more detail. I hope he is just out there either partying or taking a break from the daily grind


    https://dlisted.com/2019/08/10/where...steven-slater/






    The link posted in that aricle to the friend's plea for assistance goes to a post the friend made on Websleuths.


    Cue angry words at the "theft" from WS


    Orig post here

    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/th...#post-15314434
    What theft?

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