She says that it was pure instinct on her part. She is Emelia Holden of Savannah, Georgia, and when a customer in the restaurant where she was working copped a feel on her bottom, she reacted and beat the living daylights out of him.
The restaurant’s security camera caught footage of a man walking past Holden and groping her buttocks. Holden quickly grabbed the back collar of his t-shirt, spun him around, and threw him into her waitress stand.
The perpetrator was 31-year-old Ryan Cherwinski, father of two. He was later arrested and charged with sexual battery.
Holden later spoke to People about the incident saying, “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.” She continues to tell them, “His hand went further than it should have so I was thinking, ‘There’s no way a stranger just did that.'”
No kidding there’s no way a stranger does something like that. It’s one thing for a significant other to pat a woman’s backside, it’s quite another for a guy to just reach out and touch because he thinks he can.
He can’t. Women really do not like it.
The incident itself is regrettable for Ms. Holden, but not the fallout. Since the video went viral, support has come to Ms. Holden from many quarters.
I’ve watched this 16 times and could just watch it all day. I can’t get over the boldness of this 31 yr old MARRIED FATHER OF 2 who was (of course!) at the restaurant with his family. Glad they now know their father and husband is a pervert. #EmeliaHolden is my hero!! https://t.co/pmKqONwIRF
— Annie Kinsley (@Anniekin85) July 20, 2018
Holden is not interested in doing interviews but is using her newfound notoriety to raise awareness and money for animal shelters which just goes to prove that something very good can come from something very bad.
And guys, please, eyes up here and hands to yourself. It will save many a body part you value.