Mayor in tiff over tossed bag of dog waste

  • Associated Press
  • June 10, 2014 - 6:25 PM

SAN MARINO, Calif. — The mayor of San Marino, California, admits tossing a bag of dog waste onto a neighborhood resident's property and has apologized, saying he should have disposed of it properly.

Mayor Dennis Kneier (kuh-NEER') tells the Pasadena Star-News ( ) he was walking home from a park with his wife Saturday night in the upscale Los Angeles suburb when they found the bag on a parkway. He says he picked it up and tossed it onto a walkway at the property.

Resident Philip Lao says he recognized Kneier on surveillance video and called police. They photographed the bag.

There is no police record of problems between the men, although Lao does oppose a dog park in the city.

The original owner of the waste has not been identified.

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