A “racist” woman allegedly walked over to stroller and deliberately coughed on a baby boy TWICE while in line at store.
Video shared by California police shows the woman removed her mask before she coughed on a one-year-old baby in the June 12 incident.
A mother claims a woman deliberately removed her mask and coughed on her one-year-old son[/caption]
Mother Mireya Mora said she thinks the woman ‘may be racist’[/caption]
The woman was seen wearing a mask before she pulled it down and coughed on the baby[/caption]
In the video, the woman was seen wearing a mask in a frozen yogurt shop.
A mother pushing a stroller was seen waiting on line behind the woman in the mask.
The frame switched, and the woman in the mask was seen pointing at the ground.
The mother pushing a stroller also pointed at the ground, before the woman in the mask got closer.
As the woman neared the stroller, she pulled her mask down, and proceeded to cough two or three times on the baby.
The mother then pulled a cover on the stroller over her baby, seemingly to protect it.
In another frame, the woman who was seen coughing on the baby was captured walking out of the store.
Mireya Mora, the mother, claimed to ABC 7 the woman “did it on purpose.”
Mora alleged the woman “purposely coughed on my son’s face” after the woman became angered that she was standing close in line.
She told ABC 7 she believes the woman “may be racist.”
The woman was seen standing in line at a frozen yogurt shop in video from the incident[/caption]
The woman was seen pointing at the ground before the incident escalated[/caption]
The woman was then seen pulling down her mask as she leaned forward[/caption]
The woman then got closer to the baby[/caption]
The woman bent forward and coughed on the baby around three times[/caption]
The woman was seen wearing a gray bandana, a striped shirt and glasses[/caption]
“I believe this woman may be racist because the family in front of her is white,” Mora told ABC 7.
“Me and my grandma are Hispanic and she started telling me about my distance and harassing me and my son once I started speaking Spanish to my grandma.”
Police have asked for the public’s help identifying the woman who allegedly purposefully coughed on the baby.
“The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect was upset the female was not maintaining proper social distancing, so the suspect removed her face mask, got close to the baby’s face, and coughed 2-3 times,” San Jose police said in a statement.
“The suspect left the scene and has not been identified or apprehended.”
Cops said the incident occurred at around 5:25pm at a Yogurtland in San Jose.
Police described the woman who they say purposefully coughed on the baby as a white female with a medium build in her 60s.
The incident came in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic[/caption]
Police have asked for help in identifying the woman[/caption]
Cops described the woman a white female with a medium build in her 60s[/caption]
She was seen wearing a gray bandana, a long sleeve shirt with gray vertical lines, and white dress pants.
The woman also had on patterned tennis shoes and glasses, police said.
Police have asked anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867).
People who may have info can also submit an anonymous tip through a link to Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.
Cops said there may be a cash reward for someone with information leading to the woman’s arrest and conviction.
The incident came as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps a hold on the US.
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