A Saudi Arabian national faces hate crimes charges after allegedly spitting on several people at a Florida Walmart.
Nuha Mohammed Al-Doaifi was arrested in Palm Bay after police responded to a 911 call, Florida Today reported Tuesday.
The 39-year-old, who was with her 2-year-old son at the time, allegedly admitted to authorities she spat on several people because "Americans are pushing us around."
The incident began, police said, when a woman approached Al-Doaifi when she appeared to be having difficulty entering the Walmart.
"All I was trying to do was tell her she was coming in through the out door," Terry Rakowski told Florida Today. "She was just ramming (her cart) into the door."
The 21-year-old then claims the woman spat in her face.
"She just spit all over me," she said.
Al-Doaifi then allegedly did the same thing to several others inside the Walmart.
"Her actions were directed at random people based on their ethnicity, and that's according to her own statement," said a spokeswoman for the Palm Bay Police Department.
A hate crime enhancement was added to Al-Doaifi's battery charge, which could be upgraded from a simple misdemeanor to a felony.
Police said the Florida Tech student recently spat on a professor at the school, and could face deportation back to Saudi Arabia.