The San Jose Police Department is asking for the public’s help. A woman was caught on a security camera coughing on a one-year-old boy at a Yogurtland frozen yogurt shop. A school district employee in California is off work as police investigate whether she is the woman who surveillance video shows intentionally coughing on a baby at a frozen yogurt retailer.
In the footage, an older woman is seen walking over to a baby’s stroller and coughing multiple times while standing right over the little boy.
Here is the image of the woman responsible for this incident:
Police released the surveillance video to the public on Monday, as they asked for help identifying the woman.
Mireya Mora, the boy’s mother, says the woman standing in front of her in line was angry for getting too close to her.
Here is the footage caught by the surveillance camera.
Within seconds and without letting Mireya so much as react, she says the woman removed her mask and “coughed three times super hard on my son’s face,” she told.
The boy’s mother told KGO-TV that she identified the woman in a photo lineup that was shown to her by police.
The horrified mom also believes this was an incident rooted in racism.
“I believe this woman may be racist because the family in front of her is white,” she says. “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 added.