Air rage Frenchman sentenced in NY: report

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A Frenchman convicted of shoving a Delta flight attendant after he was caught smoking in the airplane toilet was sentenced Thursday in New York to time served, the New York Post reported.

Franck Lebrun, 34, was ordered to pay a 500 dollar fine and sentenced to six months probation, as well as the six days jail he has already served, the report said.

He admitted grappling with an air hostess and other personnel on January 8 when he was flying from Nice, France to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

He had drunk heavily before sneaking into the bathroom for an illegal smoke.

His attorney said Lebrun was "incredibly embarassed and ashamed for what he's done -- he's just mortified," the Post reported.

© 2011 AFP

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