A 32-year-old man has been charged with assault after an incident at a restaurant in Petrolia.

Lambton County OPP say the incident happened just before noon on Wednesday.

The man was reportedly sitting at a table near a group of youths when police say he "took exception to them."

A 15-year-old male was allegedly thrown to the ground and kicked while down. No injuries have been reported.

Kevin Ewart of Corunna is scheduled to appear in a Sarnia court in April.