Social distancing attacks have been taken to a whole new level after a woman assaulted a baby in a restaurant.
Police have identified a woman, who purposely coughed on a baby, as an employee of a local public school.
Oak Grove California School Superintendent Jose Manzo said district officials “are aware of an incident allegedly involving one of our employees who was videotaped coughing on a baby at a local eatery.”
The woman is currently off for Summer recess the San Jose Police Department stated. She has not yet been arrested as of Thursday.
District officials said they’re cooperating with law enforcement.
San Jose Police said an older female removed her mask and coughed in the face of a 1-year-old child.
“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 city’s police department said.
The incident took place at a Yogurtland.
Police released video footage of the suspect that appears to show her coughing on the child.
The child’s name wasn’t released by police.
Mireya Mora said she was the mother of the baby who was coughed on.
“I can’t believe that someone has the heart to do this—and why?” she told a local broadcaster. “My child did nothing wrong. I’m pretty sure he’s going to be traumatized from now on.”
Mora states she was following social-distancing guidelines, which recommends people stay 6 feet or more apart from each other.
While attacks by those wearing masks over social distancing, this is the first reported case of an attack on a baby.