RINGGOLD, CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -- A North Georgia college student is behind bars, for allegedly handcuffing a co-worker who refused to date him.

The young woman says Jason dean held her against her will outside a Ringgold restaurant. Dean faces criminal charges.

It was outside Taco Bell in Ringgold, where police say 24-year-old Dean handcuffed an 18-year-old female employee.

The young woman told police she was leaving work when Dean showed up wanting to talk.

When she refused he cuffed his wrist to hers.

A trio of Taco Bell employees saw the commotion and demanded he release her.

Dean drove away and his co-workers called police.

The young woman says Dean wanted to date her, and had sent her a string of text messages.

We talked to neighbors who live on Dalton State Campus, where Dean was taken into custody Wednesday.

While the allegations come as a shock, they tell Channel 3, Dean has made them feel uncomfortable before.

"Not really anything that he says or does, he just sticks close by, if he's standing somewhere, he'll stand there until you say I have to go somewhere, he won't really leave your side," says Annon.

Now he's charged with false imprisonment.

Taco Bell management would not comment on the incident, they also would not say if Dean is still employed.

Eyewitnesses to the crime didn't want to talk either.

When police arrested Dean, they found him with a pair of handcuffs.

He is being held in the Catoosa County jail, on a $2,500 bond.