Sleep: The woman was asleep when she was allegedly molested (model posed)
A man on a flight from Paris to Atlanta has been charged in federal court with sexually assaulting a passenger and then karate chopping a federal sky Marshall who came to detain him.
Investigators say Brian Pomykala was on a Delta Air Lines flight last Thursday when he awoke a sleeping female passenger by fondling her and 'indicating that he needed some sex.'
The passenger alerted a flight attendant, who notified federal air marshals on board.
Authorities say he then struck one of the marshals with a karate-style thrust to the throat.
The marshal then placed Pomykala in a headlock while another handcuffed him.
He was released on a $10,000 bond on Friday.
His attorney declined to comment.