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Astoria Woman Coughs on Fellow Customer at Bagel Store, Video Goes Viral

Woman who allegedly took exception to another customer complaining she wasn’t wearing a mask (Facebook)

June 14, 2020 Staff Report

A video has gone viral of a woman deliberately coughing on another customer at a bagel shop in Astoria.

In the video, a woman comes into New York City Bagel & Coffee House on Broadway–near 30th Street–to pick up an order without a mask on June 6.

Another customer complains to an employee that there is a customer without a mask.

The woman takes offense and erupts into a fit of anger.

“You’re a pussy, such a pussy,” the woman says to customer who was complaining. “Say that to my face.”

The staff then serve the woman her order. She grabs it and then goes over to the customer who complained and coughs in her face.

“What the F$$k is wrong with you?” the victim who is coughed on says. “You A-Hole.”

The woman then realizes that she is being recorded as she exits.

The victim later went on Facebook to provide an account of the incident.

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People no longer have conscience. Look how she coughed on her. She needs to be arrested and tested for COVID19.


This lady lives next door to me. Ironically she has a Biden 2020 Bumpersticker on her corolla.


Thought Police is making the POTUS argument – stop making bad people look bad by publicizing the bad things they do! It’s those darn leakers who are the real culprits…

Joe B

Good point Michael. If “tattletales” hadn’t filmed the George Floyd incident the crime would not have been exposed.

Joe B

The patron’s behavior is absolutely disgraceful. I am sending this story to local and national media outlets as well as the offices of the Governor and Mayor. I urge the victim to report this incident to her local police precinct and to consult an attorney – criminal or civil assault may have been committed and other laws may have been broken. The ONLY way abhorrent behavior like this will cease is when the perpetrators learn that there are consequences.

Thought Police

Can we all stop being a society of fragile tattletales that video records each other for anything and everything and tries to cancel each other? Coughing on people is obnoxious so save me the lecture about prioritizing public health in these “trying times” – are we living in North Korea or Russia now where we report on our neighbors for thought crimes against the regime?


Classic blaming of the victim – your chief complaint is about people recording the behavior of one another rather than about the behavior that provoked the recording to begin with.


Hope no one coughs on you. I and anyone in a place of business have the right to ask the store to enforce what is right now, required by the state. Unfortunately in these current times, the only way people who do things like this will maybe stop is when they are outed. I would have said something to her also, it is just plain unhealthy to cough whether we are in a pandemic or not, without covering your mouth. The sense of entitlement by this woman is unbelievable, since there is no guarantee that just because you may have tested positive for anti-bodies you still can spread it. Have care for your fellow NYers and wear a mask.


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