A Bay Area woman took out her social distancing frustration on a baby - coughing and spitting into the kid's stroller. all because she felt the mother and child were too close.
The San Jose Police Department have asked the public for help in identifying the female suspect. She said the suspect got mad at her for not maintaining enough distance in a line and removed her mask to cough in the baby's face, leaving her horrified.
Mum Mireya Mora said her son was deliberately coughed on by a woman while waiting in line.
"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", she explained.
"I believe this woman may be racist because the family in front of her [was] white", she said.
Mora told ABC7 that her son had a slight fever after the incident, but is now doing well.
Photo of the unidentified woman who allegedly coughed up a baby at a Yogurtland in San José, California.
The mother said she believed the incident was race-related.
"It happened so quick I was in shock", Mora told ABC 7.
"If he were to get sick, it's just, I can't even imagine", Mora said.
Video released by the police shows the woman, who was described as a "white female in her 60s", gesturing at the child and the child's mother inside the store before leaning towards the stroller. Police described that the suspect had a medium build, with gray bandana, glasses, long sleeve shirt having gray vertical lines, wearing white dress trousers with patterned tennis shoes.