Local woman accused of purposely coughing on drive-thru employee over drink holder

A North Huntingdon woman is accused of coughing on a restaurant drive-thru employee over a drink Saturday morning.According to a police report, investigators said the 48-year-old woman reportedly was upset when she was served her drink in a to-go cup holder at a restaurant on Lincoln Highway.The employee told the woman the holder was to prevent physical touching when handing her the drink, and items that leave the store can’t re-enter the store.The woman tried to put the cup holder back through the drive-thru window. She then allegedly started to purposely cough on the employee and said, “I hope you get COVID-19 and die.”The employee told police she felt the woman’s saliva hitting her face and hands as the woman coughed.That employee was sent home to self-monitor themselves.Police listed the woman as an arrestee. She’s facing several charges, including simple assault (physical menace), recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct.

A North Huntingdon woman is accused of coughing on a restaurant drive-thru employee over a drink Saturday morning.

According to a police report, investigators said the 48-year-old woman reportedly was upset when she was served her drink in a to-go cup holder at a restaurant on Lincoln Highway.

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The employee told the woman the holder was to prevent physical touching when handing her the drink, and items that leave the store can’t re-enter the store.

The woman tried to put the cup holder back through the drive-thru window. She then allegedly started to purposely cough on the employee and said, “I hope you get COVID-19 and die.”

The employee told police she felt the woman’s saliva hitting her face and hands as the woman coughed.

That employee was sent home to self-monitor themselves.

Police listed the woman as an arrestee. She’s facing several charges, including simple assault (physical menace), recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct.