Man intentionally coughs in face of city employee

GUELPH – Police here are looking for help to identify the man who coughed in the face of a City of Guelph employee earlier this week.

On June 28 at about 2pm, the man bypassed a line of patrons at the City Hall splash pad, approached the employee conducting COVID-19 screening duties and “coughed deliberately in the face of the employee,” police say.

The suspect is described as six feet tall with a tanned/sunburned complexion, short blond hair in a brush cut style, and wearing orange and white short sleeved polo style shirt and tan or grey shorts.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Carson Skipper at 519-824-1212 ext. 7283 or or leave an anonymous tip at Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477 or online at