Steven Slater left on Tuesday night the Bronx detention center we was incarcerated in. It will be remembered that he gained internet “fame” after his altercation with a passenger landed him in jail for charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and criminal trespass, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office. He was released on a $2,500 bail.
Diane Slater, Steven’s mother, defended him in an interview saying, “I don’t think he’s going to be in trouble very long. I think he just had a very small meltdown, and I think he deserves to be able to have that meltdown if you saw the egg on his head where he got smacked.”
Slater had a scratch on his forehead, but has declined to say whether he got it during his now internet (in)famous altercation with a passenger on the flight, who has only been identified as being a woman.
As Slater exited the jail, he told CNN-affiliate WABC that, “It’s been very, very appreciated. And it seems like something here has resonated with a few people and that’s kind of neat.”