Santa Fe man charged with assault after allegedly coughing on people in store


SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Santa Fe man is facing assault charges after police say he intentionally coughed on people inside a store.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports 40-year-old Edward Babcockis accused of sparking panic inside of a Big Lots store last week. The victim, a woman and her 10-year-old daughter say they were worried because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Babcock was eventually arrested and charged with assault.

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