June 19, 2017
A Georgia man who thought it would be funny to push two young girls, ages four and eight, into a swimming pool at a Destin resort is now charged with two counts of child abuse.
58 year old Bruce McCarty Johnson of Macon, GA was at the Pelican Beach Resort located at 1002 East Highway 98 in Destin when he walked behind the two girls and pushed them both into the water Sunday afternoon around 4 p.m.
When asked, Johnson stated he did not know the two girls nor their family members. Johnson further stated he thought it would be the funning thing to do, according to the arrest report.
The four year old victim who did not know how to swim and was struggling to stay above water, was rescued from the pool by a female tourist from Colorado who jumped in to save her.