UPDATE: Waffle House employee caught pleasuring himself on camera turns himself into the Bibb LEC
Emanuel Williams is charged with misdemeanor public indecency. The 36-year-old is still in jail. His bond has been set at $1,300 dollars. If convicted, Williams will be fined at most $1,000 and up to one year in jail.
The incident happened at the Waffle House on Pio Nono Avenue near Rocky Creek Road. 41NBC received the video from a concerned citizen. We have decided not to show the video due to its graphic nature. The video was posted on social media and showed Williams in uniform performing the sexual act.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Williams will also be charged with violating his probation and failure to report his employment. Williams was a registered sex offender. He was convicted to rape in 1999.
Williams will have another court hearing on the two new charges. A judge will also decide his new bond amount.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – An arrest warrant was issued for a former Macon Waffle House employee who was caught pleasuring himself on camera. Bibb Sheriff deputies have issued an arrest warrant for Emanuel Williams. The 36-year-old will be charged with public indecency.
The incident happened at 4094 Pio Nono Avenue location.
41NBC received the video from a concerned citizen. We are not showing it due to its graphic nature. The video shows the employee in his uniform inside the dining room of the restaurant committing the lewd act.
Waffle House tells 41NBC the employee was fired.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – One man is no longer an employee at a popular chain restaurant in Macon for a sexual act caught on video.
The man is out of a job at Waffle House — fired for what can only be described as lewd behavior.
41NBC received video from a concerned citizen where an employee was shown in his Waffle House uniform, pleasuring himself inside the restaurant’s dining area while another employee watched.
41NBC believes the video is too graphic to show. Waffle House took immediate action and they have chosen not to identify the man. We received a statement from Waffle House’s corporate office about the issue. A spokesperson says in part that the issue is disgusting…
“In addition, we are cooperating with local authorities to explore if charges will be brought against this individual.”
We also reached out to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office about the incident. The office’s PIO says they haven’t received a complaint, but if the restaurant chooses to press charges, the man could face an indecent exposure charge, on top of others pending an investigation.
The statement from Waffle House continues to say:
“There is no place in our system for this type of conduct, and we will not tolerate it. This conduct is not indicative of the thousands of hard-working associates in our restaurants daily.”
Health officials say the act, while unusual, would be treated no differently than blood or other bodily fluid exposure in the restaurant.
“Basically any general protocol that would follow clean up for wash, rinse, and sanitize would work. You’d want to increase the strength of the sanitizer to the level that it would be a disinfectant,” Donna Cadwell with the Macon-Bibb County Health Department said.
Cadwell says if the fluids contaminated food, that’s a completely different issue.
“Food safety in a restaurant is the same principles of food safety that you should practice when you’re handling food or cleaning surfaces in your own home,” she said.
Cadwell adds training exercises need to be in place and reinforced for anyone who handles food on a daily basis.
“You should learn how to properly wash, rinse, and sanitize your equipment, your utensils, how to hold things at the proper temperature and educate what you should and shouldn’t do in public,” Cadwell said.
No word yet on if the man is facing any charges. A spokesperson from Waffle House didn’t identify the specific restaurant involved, only saying that it was in a Macon store.
The health department says they were notified that the incident occurred at one of the locations on Pio Nono Avenue.