Authorities Charge 19-Year-Old With Attack on Elderly Man in MAGA Hat

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 3/1/2019 | Mary Chastain
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On Wednesday, reports came out that a young male attacked an 81-year-old man in a supermarket in New Jersey because he wore a MAGA hat.

Authorities have charged 19-year-old Ryan M. Salvagno with the attack.



The victim was leaving a ShopRite on Elizabeth Avenue in Franklin Township he was confronted by 19-year-old Ryan M. Salvagno about his hat, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

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The two had a brief exchange of words about the hat before the older man tried to leave around 3:25 p.m. Monday, authorities said.

“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,” Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said.

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“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...
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