Video Of Woman Who Purposely Coughed On Latino Baby Has Been Released By Police
Video of the woman who removed her mask and purposely coughed on a one-year-old boy has been released by police.
The woman began complaining that the baby's family was standing "too close" to her after she heard them speaking Spanish.
"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," Mireya Mora told ABC7, describing the disturbing incident which took place in a Yogurtland in San Jose, CA. "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."
"I believe this woman may be racist because the family in front of her is white. 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," says Mora.
Yogurtland originally declined to release the video, but police are hoping that the public can help identify the woman, who is being charged with assault, or worse, if her actions are determined to be racially motivated or if the child falls ill.
If you have any information, please contact Detective Dan Bowman of the San Jose Police Department's Assaults Unit at 408-277-4161.