Trump enthusiast who went on a rant about ‘Pizagate’ during a Christmas Mass was attacked and beat up at an anti-fascist political demonstration in Philadelphia over the weekend.
Self-described conspiracy theorist Howard Calan, 48, first gained notoriety when he carried “Hillary 4 Prison” signs around the city. According to the Philly Voice, Caplan went to protest against demonstrators who were calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment on Sunday.
Caplan claims that three men he identified as members of Antifa attacked him after asking him “in a really nice way” about the Trump 2020 sign he was carrying.
“Next thing I know, I’m on the ground,” Caplan told the Voice. “Felt like they hit me in the head with a bottle. They were stomping me a bit while I was fighting them off. They scattered. I looked around, disoriented, thought they stole my backpack but they didn’t.”
The attacker ran off but Caplan chased one of the attackers whom he described as “fat.”
“There was a transit cop there, and I yelled ‘f*cking get him!’” Caplan told the newspaper. “Fat boy got caught. I recognized the other guy because of the shirt he was wearing. I noticed it earlier in the day. They both got caught and so did the third one.”
Although three men were shortly arrested near the site of the attack, Caplan insisted they were not the same men.
“The other arrests are from a different case, but I saw them catch all three that jumped me,” he said. “The detectives came to see me at Hahnemann (hospital) to get details. It’s more complicated than the other case since they didn’t see the incident.”