'I don't have the virus': Woman accused of spitting on person during social distancing altercation

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia police are searching for a woman accused of spitting on a person following an altercation over social distancing.

It happened Sunday around 11:30 a.m.

According to police, the woman bumped into a person and exchanged words about social distancing.

That's when police say the woman yelled, '(expletive), I don't have the virus.' She then allegedly pulled down her mask and spit on the person before fleeing.

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The victim was wearing a protective mask and glasses at the time.

A store employee told police the woman had an altercation the day before and spit on him after a dispute over how she wanted to pay for items.

The woman is described as 30 to 35 years old and 5-foot-6-inches tall, with a thin build and long reddish-brown hair. She was last seen wearing a three-quarter-length black jacket, dark pants and a red bandana around her neck.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.
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