A woman was physically assaulted this week after telling someone to wear a face mask in a New Jersey Staples store.
54-year-old Margot Kagan suffered a broken leg after telling another woman she was “endangering everyone by not wearing a mask.”
The suspect was seen on surveillance video grabbing Margot Kagan and throwing her to the ground.
NJ Advance Media reported:
Margot Kagan, a recent liver transplant recipient assaulted after asking someone to wear a face mask, has a message for her attacker.
“I hope they catch her. I’d like to see her spend a couple nights in jail,” Kagan, 54, told NJ Advance Media from her hospital bed on Saturday.
“I said, ‘you’re endangering everyone by not wearing your mask’ and I put my head down and went back to faxing at the machine,” she said.
“Next thing I know, she’s two feet away from me, screaming at me,” Kagan said. “I really didn’t understand what she was saying. I lifted my cane to keep her away from me.”
Kagan, who wore a mask and face shield into the store, said she spoke up to the woman because she is had a liver transplant in March – after being on a waiting list for two years – and that she fears contracting COVID-19.
According to police, the suspect is a black woman, about 5 feet 5 inches and 160 pounds.