Emelia Holden taught a groper a lesson in her restaurant Vinnie Van Go-Go’s in Savannah, Georgia.

Cameras caught 31-year-old Ryan Cherwinski clearly put his hand where it doesn’t belong as he was passing the waitress. She immediately turns around, grabs him and throws him on his but on the chair.

“I looked at him and I said, ‘You don’t touch me, motherf—–!’ ” Holden tells 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.”

“When I felt that happen, my first thought was that it was one of my friends … it was a really intimate touch,” she says. “His hand went further than it should have so I was thinking, ‘There’s no way a stranger just did that.’ ”

“The guy claimed that he was just trying to push me out of the way and, ‘Oh, I barely touched you.’ Once the police saw the video, they immediately arrested him. There was no doubt that he did it,” She said.

The police were called and the guy is facing charges.