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Local Mayor Assaulted After Christmas Party

San Juan Capistrano Mayor

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed San Juan Capistrano Mayor John Taylor was attacked by two men while walking with his wife after a Christmas party.

A Sheriff Department spokesman tells KTLA that Taylor and his wife were walking on Los Rios Street about 11:30pm Saturday night, when one of the suspects punched Taylor in the head, knocking him to the ground.

Taylor’s wife called for help and attempted to stop the attackers.  The men apparently ran away after she yelled that they were attacking the mayor.

The Sheriff Department said the attack appears to be random and unrelated to Taylor’s position as mayor.

Taylor was treated and released at a nearby hospital for cuts and bruises to his head.

The two suspects are described as Hispanic males, about 6 feet in height and about 220 pounds.