CALGARY – Police are just now releasing details of a shocking racist attack in northeast Calgary this past February.
On Feb. 11, Tianna Hay was about to enter a Dollarama on Temple Drive when she stepped aside to allow a man to enter first.
The man spat on her without being provoked and called her a racial slur.
“In the worst possible way, I was racially targetted simply because of the dark brown complexion of my skin,” Hay said.
WATCH: Tianna Hay speaks about the day where she was spat on and called racial slurs while entering a local Dollarama.
Hay says she hasn’t been able to get the image of the man out of her head — or the sound of his voice.
“This time replays in my mind over, and over again, making me question what I did wrong to deserve such a violation.”
She says this incident has made heading to her local grocery store an impossible task — saying she needs a close family member or friend to join her.
A sample of the saliva from the woman’s clothing was submitted to the DNA lab in hopes of obtaining a match but police are still waiting for results.
They’ve also released security camera footage of a possible suspect.
Anyone with information on the incident is being asked to contact police.