DESTIN — A Georgia man who told authorities he thought it would be a "funny thing" to push a 4-year-old and an 8-year-old into a swimming pool at a Destin resort is now charged with two counts of child abuse. 

According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, 58-year old Bruce Johnson of Macon was at the Pelican Beach Resort, 1002 E. 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.

The 4-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.

Parents of both children signed affidavits of complaint against Johnson.

Johnson was booked into the Okaloosa County Jail at 1:39 a.m. Monday morning. It was unclear from jail records if he had been released or was still in jail.