A young waitress got her own back on a man who grabbed her backside – by throwing him to the floor and giving him a very public shaming.
Emelia Holden, 21, was taking orders at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s in Savannah, Georgia, when the man walked past and touched her bottom.
In CCTV footage, Holden turns and grabs the man before throwing him against the wall.
Police were called to the scene and arrested the pervert immediately after being shown the damning CCTV footage.
The incident took place just before 11pm on June 30. After spending two nights in a cell, the man was released on July 2.
Quick-thinking Emelia Holden said: ‘I just did what I felt was best. I took the guy down and had my co-workers call the police.
‘As soon as the cops saw the CCTV footage, they immediately arrested the man. He sat in jail until Monday so in my opinion, he got what he deserved.’
Holden had a message for other women who suffer sexual assault in the workplace
‘All that I want from my experiences is for women to know that it’s okay to stand up for yourself.
‘You have every right to wear what you want and you most certainly have every right to defend yourself.’
The CCTV video begins by showing Emelia taking a table’s order in the patio area of the restaurant. She returns their menus to the restaurant counter.
As she does this, the offending man walks towards her and while Emelia sorts out the menus and order pads, reaches out with his left hand and grabs her bottom.
In the footage, Emelia immediately turns and chases after the pervert.
She grabs him by the back of his t-shirt and puts him into a headlock – before pushing him against the wall and down to the ground.
He falls and crashes to the floor beside the restaurant counter. As he lays there, Emelia challenges him over his behaviour, publicly shaming him in front of two tables of customers.