GARDAÍ are on the hunt for a man who deliberately coughed on a woman in Letterkenny this weekend.
The woman was left shaken and distressed by the incident, which happened at 9.40am on Saturday.
The woman was out for her usual morning walk and was at the crossing at the Hospital Roundabout when she met a male who was walking in the opposite direction.
The man is said to have stopped, leaned over and deliberately coughed at the woman.
“This ordeal has left the woman frightened that this may have been a deliberate exposure to Covid-19,” a Garda spokesperson said.
The male continued on foot down the DeValera Road towards the Oatfield Roundabout.
It is believed he may have been travelling from the Glencar direction.
He is described as being middle aged, average build, approximately 5ft 8 in height, wearing a grey beanie type hat with a dark jacket and dark trousers.
The man was carrying a black cloth shopping bag at the time.
The Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who were in the area, anyone with a dash cam who may have been in the area or anyone who thinks that they may have observed this male that morning to get in contact with Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100.”Tags: