MALIBU (CBS) — Malibu City Councilman Skylar Peak Monday attended his first city council meeting since an alleged violent outburst at the Point Dume Village Shopping Center earlier this month.
Peak is facing allegations of battery and brandishing a weapon in a threatening manner after sheriff’s deputies responded to reports from the mall on July 11.
Peak allegedly ran through the parking lot in a speedo, screaming and knocking over shopping carts. He is also accused of threatening a security guard with a scissor blade.
Peak was sent to a psychiatric hospital for five days, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“It’s really disrupting because it does represent the city,” former Malibu Mayor Jefferson Wagner told KCAL9’s Amanda Burden.
Wagner is not only worried about how Peak’s alleged actions could make the city look, he says he is concerned the incident could affect the councilman’s credibility.
“His decision making, are the decisions he will make in the future viable? Are they going to be considered fair?” Wagner said.
Malibu Chamber of Commerce Chairman Don Schmitz, who spoke with Peak over lunch after the incident, defended the 28-year-old’s character.
“I have found Skylar to always be polite, affable. He seems to be deeply committed to the community,” he said.
Peak is the youngest person ever elected to the Malibu City Council.