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Women Hailed For Stopping Alleged Date Rape

"I see something drop into the glass, and I think, 'Did that really just happen?'"

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    Women Go Viral After Foiling Attempted Date Rape

    Three women said they saw a man drop something in a woman's glass at an LA bar, and jumped into action to warn her. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at 6 on Sunday, May 29, 2016. (Published Monday, May 30, 2016)

    Three women went viral on social media and are being called "heroes" after stopping an attempted date rape drugging at a high-end Santa Monica restaurant, they said Sunday.

    The three women depicted in a meme that reads, "Don't roofie someone on our watch!" as they pose like Charlie's Angels began to take social media by storm after they recounted what could have been a disastrous date. 

    It was shared more than 100,000 times by Sunday.

    The three friends were kicking back during happy hour at Fig located at 101 Wilshire Boulevard when they noticed a man and woman at a table next to them.

    Monica Kenyon saw the woman get up to go to the bathroom, and that's when things took a turn.

    "I see this guy looking all squirrelly," Kenyon said. "I see something drop into the glass, and I think, 'Did that really just happen?'"

    She told her happy hour buddies, Sonia Ulrich and Marla Saltzer, and they decided they had to take action to protect the stranger.

    They went into the bathroom and told her what Kenyon witnessed.

    "We said, 'We know this is kind of weird, but we just saw that guy put something in your drink,'" Ulrich said. "She said, 'Oh my God. He's one of my best friends.'"

    The women said that the victim returned to the table and avoided drinking even after her friend clinked glasses, encouraging her to partake.

    The trio notified a Fig manager who got security to check surveillance footage. The footage confirmed that the man had indeed dropped something into the woman's drink.

    Santa Monica police arrived and took action. They retrieved the woman's glass as evidence and began taking statements from the three women, Kenyon said.

    Santa Monica police Sergeant Jeff Glaser confirmed that the man was arrested on suspicion of intent to commit rape, and drugging with the intent to commit rape.

    Multiple groups at different tables in the section began coming up to the trio, thanking them for taking action, but also to share their stories.

    Each one had revealed to the three women that it had happened to them, or happened to a sister, a friend.