Waiting tables is one of those jobs where customers seem to believe that they can treat servers any kind of way they want without consequences. Some even go beyond the usual rudeness and yelling and actually put their hands on their server. In the #MeToo era, however, that can be a dangerous thing.
A waitress in Savannah, Georgia was recently groped by a customer nearly a decade older than her and she wasn't about to take it sitting down. In CCTV footage from the restaurant, 21-year-old Emelia Holden can be seen standing at a server station when a man in a red shirt, 31-year-oldRyan Cherwinski of Palm Bay, Florida, walked behind her. As he passed by, he reached out and grabbed a generous helping of Emelia's derriere. He probably thought he was going to get away with copping a little squeeze, but Emelia had other plans.
Quicker than an oiled-up jackrabbit on a Slip-n-Slide, Emelia spun around, grabbed Ryan by the back of his shirt, and slammed him to the ground, then stood over him yelling like she was Muhammad Ali in his prime. It's no wonder everyone's so in love with her strong, instant reaction to a disgusting man's disgusting antics. She was having absolutely none of it.
Ironically, Ryan was at the restaurant with his wife and two children, according to the original post on Reddit, who all had the pleasure of watching their husband/father be led off in handcuffs by police. After officers reviewed the security footage provided by the restaurant, they hit Ryan with a sexual battery charge and he was released July 2 on $2,500 bail. We like to imagine he looked a little something like this when the police arrived to haul his sorry tuchus off to jail:
In this #MeToo age, many ladies are no longer afraid to defend themselves when it comes to sexual harassment, especially in the workplace. There's absolutely no reason why anyone, woman or man, should feel like they have to put up with this sort of behavior just to earn a paycheck. Creeps like Ryan Cherwinski should recognize this and keep their pervy advances to themselves.
What's your take on this? Was the waitress totally right to put the hurt on this guy, or do you think two wrongs don't make a right? Let us know in the comments below!