Boston wig shop owner says he was attacked by group of shoplifters

BOSTON (WHDH) — A wig shop owner was left bruised and bloodied after he says three women attacked him after shoplifting from his store in Boston.

The incident happened at Wig World on Temple Place. James Han said two women and a man ran out of his store carrying merchandise and two other people were waiting outside for them. He said he chased them and managed to tackle one man but was beaten and punched by the group.

“I try not to get emotional too much but it was a reaction,” said Han.

Han said the group has been at his shop before, striking three times in the past two months. Han said the group never tries to steal from the cash register but instead has gotten away with several hundred dollars’ worth of wigs.

“The first one I just thought it was random,” Han said. “But when it happened last week and again yesterday, it was pretty obvious.”

Boston police are now investigating.

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