Tourist charged after pushing kids into pool

Posted on June 19, 2017 by Staff reports

A Georgia man who thought it would be funny to push a four year old and an eight year old into a swimming pool at a Destin resort is now charged with two counts of child abuse without great bodily harm.

58-year old Bruce Johnson of Macon was at the Pelican Beach Resort, 1002 East Highway 98, when he walked behind the two girls and pushed them both into the water yesterday around 4 p.m. He didn’t know the two victims nor their family members.

Johnson told cops he “thought it was a funny thing to do.”

The four year old did not know how to swim and was struggling to stay above the water when a female tourist from Colorado jumped in to rescue her.