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Maskless man accused of spitting on Asian woman in San Francisco

Laura Wong Joo snapped this photo of a wad of spit on her hair and shoulder

A San Francisco woman waiting at a red light while riding her scooter on Geary Blvd says she felt the presence of a man coming up from behind.

His ominous shadow appeared eerily larger as he neared. Suddenly Laura Wong Joo felt a large drop of moisture on her hair and shoulder.

Laura turned around and noticed the man backing away. She realized then he had spit on her.

“He did not have a mask on. I couldn’t get a good picture of him. When he noticed I was trying to get a photo, he turned away and my camera didn’t adjust,” Laura wrote on Facebook

Laura Wong Joo snapped this photo of the man she says spit on her

Laura believes this is yet another example of anti-Asian incidents sweeping across the country. Stop AAPI Hate has received more than 2500 incidents of hate against Asians since the pandemic.

“I am a small petite asian woman…” she continued. “I felt like he attacked me because I’m Asian.. this is the second time I’ve encountered someone being racist towards me since March. I was raised in the Richmond district and never experienced racism until now.”

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