From being harassed by catcallers to possibly having drinks tampered with, having an incident-free night out on the town is becoming increasingly difficult for women. Just ask Krystal Olsen â€” the New York bartender was assaulted by a customer while simply trying to do her job. Krystal took to Twitter to share her awful experience, and based on her recount of the tale weâ€™d say she handled the situation like a true badass.
The fearless female bartender clapped back hard, and weâ€™re taking notes.
Olsen said â€œThis guy grabbed my ass, I dragged him out in a chokehold, he slammed me into a wall. And is crying like a bitch when he got arrested.â€ She also attached a sidewalk mugshot of the handsy customer as he cried â€” which was reportedly taken and sent to her by the arresting officer (LOL).
This guy grabbed my ass, I dragged him out in a chokehold, he slammed me into a wall. And is crying like a bitch when he got arrested. pic.twitter.com/rL3qATmL3O
â€” knockout (@knockoutxo) July 1, 2017
Seriously, if the bartender thing doesnâ€™t work out, Krystal may have a future in teaching self-defense classes!
The tweet quickly went viral, with many showering Krystal with support and applauding her quick thinking during such a terrible experience.
Don’t have a daughter but if I did I’d be proud of her for defending herself as you did. Be careful out there
â€” Laura (@virgoLauraRN) July 2, 2017
HOLY FUCK ARE YOU OKAY? Shout out to you for defending yourself. Proud of you
â€” Meredith Malinofsky (@mmalinofsky) July 1, 2017
Krystalâ€™s experience is making us feel so empowered. The sad reality is, women are constantly under the threat of sexual assault, but learning to defend ourselves is a valuable skill that may help to stop attackers in their tracks and leave them crying in handcuffs. And hopefully this provides some clarity for people who donâ€™t understand the meaning of sexual assault.
I have a hard time agreeing that’s an assault
â€” Tommy ‘Guru’ Allan (@TomBoxingAsylum) July 1, 2017
It’s beyond disturbing to me that so many Guys do not understand what sexual assault is.
â€” Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) July 2, 2017
Weâ€™re so happy Krystal is okay, weâ€™re sending so much love (and applause!) her way.