A New York City woman was caught on video intentionally coughing on another woman who complained about her not wearing a mask inside a bagel shop.
In the video, a woman is seen picking up a to-go order at the New York City Bagel & Coffee House in Astoria on June 6. She appears to be the only customer not wearing a protective face covering or mask.
The masked patron then suggests to one of the staffers that they enforce a mandatory mask-on policy while inside the building – and after overhearing her complaint, the woman has a meltdown.
“You’re a p*ssy, such a p*ssy,” the woman screams at the masked patron. “Say it to my face.”
Once her order is ready, she grabs it and walks over to the woman who complained, coughing on her.
“What the f*ck is wrong with you?” the woman she coughs on asks. “You a**hole.”
Called out for not wearing a mask…
So she coughs on somebody, not realizing she is being recorded.
Y’all need to act right. pic.twitter.com/cudHs7Rk5X
— DeMarcus 🛹 (@semperdiced) June 13, 2020
The woman she is seen coughing on, Ally Goodbaum, told the Daily Dot the woman was “coughing all over the drinks section” and wasn’t covering her mouth, which is why she urged the employee to enforce its mask policy.
“FACE MASKS REQUIRED! ALL EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS MUST WEAR A FACE MASK OR A PROTECTIVE FACE COVERING!” reads a sign outside the bagel shop, according to the Daily Dot.
The maskless woman was later identified by Twitter users as Lauren Balsamo, a former employee of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.
“Weill Cornell Medicine condemns the actions recently exhibited by a former employee in a video circulating on social media,” Weill Cornell Medicine said in a statement. “Given our commitment to protecting the health and wellbeing of all New Yorkers and fighting on the frontlines of treating COVID patients, we are steadfast in our public health commitment to further prevention and spread through social distancing, wearing masks, frequent hand-washing and other health precautions.”