On the last day of June, a man walked by a waitress who was returning menus to a restaurant counter and grabbed her butt.
Emelia Holden, 21, working as a waitress at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s in Savannah, Georgia, wheeled around, grabbed the man’s T-shirt and shoved him to the ground, where she berated him for grabbing her. The episode was filmed on closed circuit TV.
After police arrived and viewed the video footage, they arrested the man, who was held in jail for two days.
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 added, “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.”
After she was lauded for her actions, Holden said simply on Facebook, “I appreciate all of the kind words from everyone but I’d also appreciate it if people would stop tagging me in the video. I know what happened, I was there. Also I am NOT I repeat NOT interested in doing interviews on the matter. What’s done is done, he got what he deserved and I’m just trying to live my life.”