Jahangir “John” Turan -- owner of the David Parker Gallery -- says he was on his way to a meeting with a client after buying a MAGA hat when he came across a group of “kids," who he described as being 18 to 20 years old, while walking on Canal Street toward West Broadway in NYC.
He says he was passing the group when a girl in the group “flipped” his hat onto the street. Allegedly, when he bent down to get it, the rest of the group “started pounding” on him, grabbed his head and hit it against a pole.
NBC New York Reports “Turan says his vision and retina are fine but he does have a fracture and plans on seeing a specialist in the upcoming week.”
The NYPD confirms that an assault did take place on Canal Street Tuesday around 6:50 p.m.
According to police, the man who filed the complaint claimed to have been attacked and punched in an unprovoked manner in the head by several individuals but refused medical attention.