Emelia Holden, 21 (pictured), wanted to show other women that ‘it’s okay to stand up for yourself’
A young waitress got her own back on a man that grabbed her backside – by throwing him to the floor before 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 immediately arrested the pervert after being shown the damning CCTV footage.
The incident took place just before 11pm on Saturday June 30. After spending two nights in a cell, the man was released on Monday 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.
Emelia, who works at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s in Savannah, Georgia, had one of her co-workers call the police who arrived and arrested the man
The pervert spent two nights in a cell before being released on the Monday
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.
The unnamed man is seen reaching with his left hand in the video as he walks past Emelia Holden at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s
In front of tables of customers, Emelia throws the man to the ground before giving him a very public dressing down
She is then seen telling her co-workers to call the police before the video ends.
Social media users have applauded Emelia’s courageous behaviour. Jacob Greene said Emelia’s revenge was the ‘Perfect Response!’.
Dillion Howard chimed ‘Dude got what he deserved [sic]’.