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California mayor who was seen throwing dog poop on opponent’s property resigns

By Mason White 11:58 AM June 19, 2014
Dennis Kneier throwing dog poop 

By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A mayor of a city in California, resigned after being seen on video throwing dog poop onto his opponents property.

Dennis Kneier, the mayor of a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles, came under fire after he was recorded on video throwing the dog poop into the neighbor’s yard.

The San Marino mayor resigned on Tuesday, after angry residents protested over what became known as “Poopgate.”

“I have apologized to my neighbor of my action, and I will pay a fine for littering,” Kneier wrote in his resignation letter.

“These events are still embarrassing for me and for the city. Due to this, I have decided to resign as mayor,” he concluded.

As we reported earlier this month, a mayor was seen throwing dog poop into his neighbor’s property, a video uploaded to the Internet showed. After the video was made public, the mayor of a wealthy Los Angeles, California, suburb, apologized.

Dennis Kneier of San Marino, said that he should have disposed the poop in a proper manner instead of throwing it in the front yard. Kneier said that he and his wife were walking home from a park on Saturday night, when they found the bag of dog poop on the floor.

He picked it up it threw it into the yard. Homeowner Philip Lao, said he recognized Kneier on his home surveillance video and called police.

Officers photographed the bag. Lao said that he believed that the incident was a revenge for his past opposition to some of the mayor’s proposals, including plans for a dog park.

Kneier denied the allegations. Police said that they launched an investigation, but so far, no arrests have been made.