Panicked Passenger Deploys Emergency Slide At Newark Airport

Waking up this morning to the news that a panicked passenger at Newark Airport who allegedly believed he was on the wrong plane, went to the back of the aircraft while fellow passengers were still boarding, opened the emergency exit door and deployed the emergency slide.  

Yep.  While the plane was still at the gate (thank God!) -- but why not just tell a flight attendant and leave through the front door? It's not as if the plane left the gate yet.  This story is SO weird. 

From PIX 11:

 

Oh, and in case you're wondering, it might have looked a little something like this: 

 
 

Ok, to be fair -- I've always thought it'd be fun to inflate the slide and take a ride - obviously while the plane is on the ground, but this is just unfair to the fellow passengers who were delayed HOURS.  

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