A man allegedly followed an 11-year-old girl into the women’s restroom at Sonny’s BBQ on New Jesup Highway late Saturday afternoon and attempted to abduct her, placing one hand across her mouth and the other around her throat.

However, according to a Glynn County Police Department statement, she fought back and escaped. When GCPD arrived on the scene they located and arrested the suspect, 40-year-old Waycross resident John Schuler, the statement said. He faces charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Anyone with information on the alleged crime is encouraged to contact GCPD Investigator Clay Palmer at 912-279-2919.