After a passenger accidentally knocked him on the head – then called him a "motherfucker" instead of apologizing – air steward Steven Slater commandeered his plane’s PA system on the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport and told the plane:
“OK, I’ve had it. To the passenger who called me a motherfucker: Fuck you. Those of you who have shown dignity and respect these last 20 years, thanks for
a great ride, but I’ve been in this business for 28 years and I’ve had it. That’s it. I’m done, motherfucker.”
He then took two beers from the drinks trolley, inflated the emergency chute, and slid down onto the tarmac, dodging the grasp of the plane’s first officer. Fleeing the airport, he drove home, where he was arrested by a helicopter-led SWAT team. His outburst and escape made him a network news hero, spawning the Facebook group, "I Hate The Motherfucker Who Called Steven Slater A Motherfucker."