In its report, they say the 50-year-old was charged the sum to enter the fully-grown feline's enclosure and "play with it, rub its belly and take pictures."
But as soon as he entered, the animal attacked, Local10 reported.
The cat went straight for the victim's head, biting his skull; the report states his scalp was left "hanging from his head and his right ear was torn in half."
Turner was hospitalized for a week and required multiple surgeries, his attorney said.
Authorities told the site Poggi (pictured with the leopard, above) was charged with allowing full contact with an extremely dangerous animal, and was cited for maintaining captive wildlife in an unsafe condition.