Waitress Bodyslams Man Who Groped Her At Work

by Valerie Williams
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Image via Reddit/sploogesock

Welcome to the most satisfying 12 seconds of video you’ll ever see

I’m not sure I’ve ever met a woman who doesn’t have some tale involving a man groping or touching her without permission. It’s happened to literally all of us, and in most cases, the doer doesn’t get what’s coming to him. But this time, a waitress made sure that a customer grabbing her ass didn’t get off scot-free. Oh hell no.

She body-slammed the shit out of him — and it was all caught on video.

According to BuzzFeed News, 21-year-old Emelia Holden was working at Vinnie Van GoGo’s pizzeria in Savannah, Georgia last month when a man walked by and groped her butt. The footage was initially posted to Reddit where it quickly went viral, because Holden’s reaction to this asshole assaulting her is basically the best thing ever.

Shared on the subreddit r/JusticeServed, I’d have to say it’s slotted in the perfect category.

The footage was caught on the restaurant’s CCTV and led to the arrest of Ryan Cherwinski, 31, of Palm Bay, Florida. The Redditor who shared the video captioned it, “My cousin takes this pervert down for grabbing her ass. He is later arrested in front of his wife and 2 kids when the cops arrived.”

His wife and kids. How nice.

Reddit can’t get enough of Holden serving up a big ol’ can of whoop-ass in return for this fucking creep’s unwanted touching.

They also love how she didn’t miss a beat in taking care of business while doing her business.

Some women are chiming in with similar stories, because like I said, we’ve all been there.

And of course with Reddit being Reddit, there were puns.

In the comments, an employee of Vinnie Van GoGo’s says this kind of behavior from customers is nothing new for the women who work there. “…it was just another Saturday night. This literally happens ALL the time. We just put the cameras up so this was the first guy we’ve been able to prosecute.”

And if anyone is going to come out with the “but look what she was wearing” horse shit, let me stop you right there. He would’ve done this even if she had on ratty yoga pants and a t-shirt, because predators don’t care. I won’t share them here because ick, but Facebook posts about this story are chock-full of victim-blaming bullshit that I’m simply not ever here for. Holden could’ve been stark naked and that man still had zero right to touch her without her express permission. She was every bit within her rights to brutally take him down. And she did. And it was good.

Also? We can be pretty much absolutely certain that Holden’s butt wasn’t the first one this epic piece of shit felt was his to grab. Look how casual, he didn’t even turn his head as his hand found what it was looking for. This dude is likely a practiced and serial harasser, I’d bet my jeans that magically make me look 10 pounds thinner on that.

Holden told People, “I looked at him and I said, ’You don’t touch me, motherfucker!’” Of the footage going viral she says, “I’m glad that other women can see this and know that you can stand up for yourself. It’s nice to know that I have empowered other women.”

Thank goddess for CCTV so this garbage human can be brought to justice, but can we get an Amen for this shit to just stop happening once and for all so we don’t have to hail a 21-year-old waitress for defending herself?

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