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O.C. Mayor Attacked While Walking on City Street

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John Taylor, the Mayor of San Juan Capistrano in Orange County, was attacked by unknown assailants while out walking with his wife over the weekend.Taylor and his wife, Marianne, were making their way home on foot from a Christmas event when they heard footsteps behind them and stepped aside to let the pedestrians pass, according to San Juan Capistrano Patch.

However, the two men behind the couple did not pass, but rather assaulted Taylor, delivering kicks and blows to his head. Mrs. Taylor shouted at the assailants to stop, and explained that her husband was the mayor. The suspects then fled, leaving Mrs. Taylor unharmed, but Mayor Taylor on the ground, suffering injuries primarliy to his head and face.

Authorities believe this was a random attack, and not stemming from Taylor's position in the community. No property was stolen from the couple in the attack. Taylor's office were not at liberty to comment on the case, as it remains an open investigation.

The suspects were described as heavy-set Hispanic males, reports CBS2, at an estimated six feet tall and weighing about 220 pounds each.