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20th Jul 2018

This customer grabbed a waitress’s butt and got exactly what he deserved

Anna Daly


Sweet, sweet justice.

Waitress Emelia Holden, 21, was working her job at Vinnie Van GoGo’s in Savannah, Georgia, when 31-year-old Ryan Cherwinski decided that it would be acceptable to feel her up from behind.

What a gent.

CCTV footage of the incident shows Ryan sneakily grabbing Emelia’s butt as he walks past her. He continues to walk on without a second thought. But Emelia is having none of it.

She proceeds to grab him by the collar and slam him down against the counter. Cue standing ovation.

The video then shows Emelia giving him a stern talking to in front of the whole restaurant.

“I looked at him and I said ‘you don’t touch me motherf***er!’” Emelia told PEOPLE. “I didn’t even think. I just reacted. I don’t know how I reacted the way I did. I’ve never done that before.”

After she had given the perv a good dressing down, she got her colleagues to call the police and Ryan was hauled off to jail.

“Once the police saw the video, they immediately arrested him. There was no doubt that he did it,” Emelia said.

She explained that the touch had been so intimate that she had initially thought it was a friend, unable to believe that a stranger would touch someone so intrusively.

Emelia claimed that she knew something like this would happen to her eventually, and that she was glad that it was handled the way it was.

“I’m glad that other women can see this and know that you can stand up for yourself. You also have the right to wear whatever you want without having to worry about being groped.”

Preach, girl.