Canton art gallery owner left with stitches after being attacked

CANTON, Ohio-- Tim Carmany is the owner of the Hub Art Factory on 6th Street in Canton.

He said he was beaten and robbed after an art exhibit early Saturday morning.

"It was Friday night after one of our big events. I had closed up. It was 1 a.m.," Carmany said.

The gallery owner said he noticed a man relieving himself on the side of the building so he asked him to stop.

"That's when someone else came around the side of the building here, a friend of his. They said something about my car and I turned around. And that was it. That's all I remember," Carmany said.

He guesses he was unconscious for at least 5 minutes. When he came to, someone walking by helped him to call police. The suspects had managed to slip away unnoticed.

"I didn't feel any pain. I didn't realize what had happened, but I did realize I didn't have my wallet or phone at that time," Carmany said.

"I have four stitches in my lip, six in the back of my head. It could have been a lot worse, but thankfully it's just bruising of the brain," Carmany said.

While he continues to recover, he is now thinking about installing surveillance cameras and more lighting outside his gallery.

His family and friends have set up a GoFundMe account to help pay his medial expenses.

The Hub Art Factory