PSA: don’t request “action” and then karate chop an air marshal

Really now? Check out this CNN story:

The incident happened on a Delta Air Lines plane en route from Paris to Atlanta last Thursday, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of Georgia.

A woman said she was asleep when the passenger seated behind her, identified as Brian Louis Pomykala, woke her up by “forcibly fondling and grabbing her face and head and then gesturing toward his crotch area indicating that he needed some sex,” according to the complaint.
When they approached Pomykala and asked him to go to the rear of the plane to explain what happened, he said he was not going anywhere, court papers allege.

Pomykala then struck one of the air marshals in the throat “with a bladed, karate-style thrust strike” and followed with a choke hold move, according to the complaint.


  1. To determine why passengers get real crazy on board specially after liquor needs some research work . Those who have good tolerance to alcohol get nutty in cabin atmosphere do have definite reasons.

  2. You can tell this guy is single and used to prostitutes. Any married man will attest that noting that “you want sex” never leads to the act. Its a delicate dance over several hours (days???) in which any single act or variable influence can derail all the previous work.

  3. The man ISN’T single (of course, he could be by now). He was married and has two little girls at the time of this incident. Nice to know that this case finally was settled and he’ll be spending four months in prison!

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