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San Juan Capistrano man charged in blackout altercation

September 10, 2011 |  9:29 am

Peter-quill A San Juan Capistrano man will face a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly attacking a neighbor in an altercation over a noisy generator during Thursday's electricity blackout.

Peter Quill, 45, was booked into Orange County Central Jail after the incident, which took place shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday in the 27000 block of Via Estancia, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. James England.

Quill and the neighbor had exchanged words over the noise created by the neighbor's generator. Quill allegedly went to turn off the generator. When the neighbor confronted him, Quill allegedly hit the man with a flashlight, England said.

The neighbor was treated at a local hospital. Quill was bailed out of jail on Friday, England said.

-- Sam Quinones

 Photo: Peter Quill. Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department