Slim sat in silence for a moment. “Didn’t hurt the girl none, huh?” he asked finally.
“Hell no. He just scared her. I’d be scared too, if he grabbed me. But he never hurt her. He jus’ wanted to touch that red dress, like he wants to pet them pups all the time.”
“He ain’t mean,” said Slim. “I can tell a mean guy from a mile off.”

– John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men, Chapter 3. George is talking to Slim about Lennie’s trouble in Weed, where the townspeople wanted to lynch him after he touched girl’s dress and she thought he was trying to rape her.