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California mayor in deep doo-doo over dog poop incident

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In this image from from a security video, Dennis Kneier, the mayor of San Marino, Calif., tosses a bag of dog waste onto the property of his neighbor, Philip Lao, in San Marino. Kenier has apologized, saying he should have disposed of it properly. But residents have asked him to resign.

SAN MARINO, Calif.—Residents of this wealthy California town say their mayor smeared the town’s image and want him to resign after he was caught on camera tossing dog poop onto the walkway of a political opponent.

During a City Council meeting Wednesday, San Marino residents blasted Mayor Dennis Kneier and called for him to step down, even though he has apologized.

Police cited him for littering, which can carry a fine of up to $1,000.

Kneier, mayor of San Marino, a tidy Los Angeles suburb, said he found a bag of dog waste Saturday on a parkway and tossed it onto the front walkway of a home.

The homeowner, Philip Lao, is a political opponent. He recognized the mayor on surveillance video and called police.

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