San Juan Capistrano Mayor John Taylor was assaulted as he was walking to his home in the historic Los Rios area after a Christmas party Saturday night, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Deparment.
Two strangers only stopped kicking and punching Taylor when his wife, who'd been walking alongside the mayor, yelled for help.
Taylor, who took blows to the head, was treated and released from a local hospital for cuts and bruises.
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Sheriff's deputies say the assault call came in around 11:30 p.m. from Los Rios and Del Obispo streets. The Taylors heard someone coming up behind then and stepped aside to clear the path. That's when one of the two men punched the mayor in the face, according to the sheriff's department.
Taylor was eventually knocked to the ground, where the men continued to punch and kick him in the face. Described as about 6 feet tall and 220 pounds each, the men did not demand money or give a reason for the attack, deputies said.
The investigation continues . . .