Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said Monday that the assailants did not demand for or take anything from Mayor John Taylor as they punched and kicked him. He said the attack appeared to be random.
Amormino said Taylor and his wife heard two men walk behind them late Saturday. They moved aside to let the men pass them when the men knocked him to the ground and kicked him in the head.
Amormino said the attackers ran away after Marianne Taylor shouted that the mayor was being attacked.
Taylor was treated for cuts and bruises to his head.