Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Dan Bowman of the San Jose Police Department's Assaults Unit at 408-277-4161.
Some people can be really petty, especially when they lose an argument. According to PEOPLE, one woman allegedly coughed on a baby after she got into a verbal argument with the child's mother. The San Jose police department is now asking the public for help to identify the woman. A press release from the San Jose PD reveals that the incident happened on June 12 at a Yogurtland. Surveillance video shows that the suspect and the baby's mother were standing near each other in line a little after 5:25 pm. The unknown adult female suspect was standing in line inside the business, in front of an adult female and her 1-year-old child who was in a stroller.
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. The suspect left the scene and has not been identified or apprehended. Meanwhile, the baby's mother, Mireya Mora, says she believed the incident was racially motivated. "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," Mora told ABC 7 News.
"Coughing on someone's face. She did it on purpose it's not like she did it on accident, oh cough, cough - no she purposely coughed on my son's face," said Mora. She said that the woman got mad that she was standing too close to her in the line. "It happened so quick I was in shock. She got close, she took off her mask, and she coughed three times super hard on my son's face," said Mora. The 1-year-old boy was tested and thankfully is negative for the virus. The suspect is said to be a white female in her 60s and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Dan Bowman of the San Jose Police Department's Assaults Unit at 408-277-4161.
She is of medium build, wearing a gray bandana, glasses, long sleeve shirt with gray vertical lines, white dress pants, and patterned tennis shoes. Also, Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers. Christina Sullivan commented on social media: My parents taught me to respect my elders. But In this case I would have forgotten that, And knoced Granny on her ass. Anna Katharina Schneider added: What a horrible thing to do no matter the argument!!!