A video and story shared to Facebook is going viral after the video shows a woman at a store deliberately coughing on a woman who happens to be a cancer patient.
Heather Sprague, who says she currently has a brain tumor, went to a store to kill some time before an appointment. There, she says she noticed two young children apparently without a parent nearby with one of them obviously needing to use a restroom.
When Heather realized the mother was the woman seen in the video, she started recording her rude behavior, resulting in the woman flipping off Heather then approaching her to cough on her.
Sprague said in the accompanying Facebook post:
There were two small children wandering around the store unattended for an extended period, and the little guy was doing the potty dance. It became apparent that they belonged to a woman at the register who was becoming increasingly belligerent. She was screaming at, swearing, insulting, and threatening the staff as she demanded to return an item she didn’t have with her, just a photo of the item on her phone. The staff were professional and respectful. But they couldn’t return an item she didn’t actually have with her. She continued to rage, all the while her poor little boy was squirming and asking for a bathroom, which she would have needed to leave the store to find. When she positioned herself so the clerks couldn’t exit the checkout area and screamed that she would stay right there, yelling as loud as she wanted, until all their customers left... I stood at a distance, pulled out my phone and wordlessly began filming. She immediately turned her attention away from the staff to me.
The video tells the rest of the story.
I did not speak, react, or engage. Simply stood to document the behavior. When bullies are faced with accountability they must acknowledge the unacceptability of their actions. Within 30 seconds of filming her tirade was done and she left the poor staff in peace.
And hopefully her sweet boy got to find a potty.
I’m off to find a Covid test, thanks Karen*cough, cough*❤️