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Article by Bryan Howard
February 28, 2019
A 19-year-old Ryan M. Salvagno has been arrested for allegedly attacking an 81-year-old man for wearing a MAGA hat in New Jersey. The attack happened after the elderly man finished grocery shopping at the ShopRite in Franklin Township.
Around 3:30 P.M. day of the attack Salvagno confronted the elderly man about his Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat. The authorities claim the elderly man attempted to walk away from the confrontation, but then things became ugly.
The authorities continued to claim, “As the victim turned to walk away, defendant Salvagno was able to grab the victim’s hat and the two struggled for sole possession of the hat. Salvagno then took the victim by the arm and threw him to the ground, tipping over the victim’s cart of groceries and ultimately throwing the hat to the side.
The victim who’s name was not released suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment. Salvagno has been charged with assault and will be arraigned March 14th.