Man Facing Up To A Year In Jail For Slapping Waitress’s Bum
Imagine waiting tables at a restaurant, trying to earn enough to pay rent, bills and keep yourself alive, and your reward for all this is a customer giving you a full-on slap on the arse.
This isn't the 1950s and this wasn't some minor tap on the behind. This video shows Clarence H. Locke Jr going well out of his way to slap waitress Jayme Adair on the bum after she delivered some menus on his table at Denny's in Rome, New York.
What's even creepier is that he did this while his wife - yes, his wife - was in the restaurant bathroom.
Twenty-three-year-old Jayme had been working at the American fast food chain for five years.
She said: "The whole situation just blew me over. I was in shock. I have never had anything like that happen to me before. The customer and his wife came in together.
"As I went over to take his order he reached as far as he could just to reach me and smack my butt pretty hard.
"I froze up. It was degrading and embarrassing, and completely out of the blue. I got super upset about it. I just told my manager to get him out and get him away from me, then the cops came and got him arrested.
"So many women go through this and it is not fair. I did nothing wrong and I did not deserve that."
The police arrested and subsequently charged him with forcible touching, which can deliver a maximum sentence of a year behind bars or three years' probation if Locke is found guilty.
When she told a colleague about the incident, Jayme says she was fully supported for standing up for herself.
The young woman says it just shows how women are still treated in the workplace in 2018.
"I have had comments before but they were not vulgar like that," she said. "I want to make sure he is actually punished because it is not something minor to me - it bothers me."
Detective Jeffrey Lanigan of Rome Police Department said: "The subject was at the Denny's restaurant - he is a regular there.
"The waitress went over to take his drinks order and she turned around to walk away and he reached out and slapped her on the butt.
"We identified the subject using video surveillance and took him to custody."
We wonder what Locke's wife thought when she came out of the bathroom and eventually saw a bunch of police questioning her husband.
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