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California mayor resigns after dog poop video scandal


Calif. Mayor Resigns After Dog Poop Video Scandal


A California mayor voluntarily resigned from his position Tuesday after getting himself into a situation that caused a big stink in his town.

KCBS reports "The mayor was caught on camera tossing a bag of dog waste on his neighbor's lawn. The video was followed by public outrage and calls for his resignation. Today, Dennis Kneier announced his resignation in a letter."

It all started on June 7, when Kneier's neighbor told police he found a bag full of dog feces on his side walkway. He even had home security video he gave to the Pasadena Star-News to prove the mayor was the culprit.

Kneier apologized to the angry neighbor and said he was merely trying to dispose of a bag of dog poop he found on his walk home. But that explanation wasn't enough for many San Marino residents.

The Los Angeles Times reports about 100 people attended an hourslong city council meeting June 11 where several residents called for Kneier's resignation in what they creatively dubbed the 'poopgate' incident.

The Pasadena Star-News obtained a copy of Kneier's resignation letter. "I have apologized to my neighbor for my action, and I will pay a fine for littering. These events continue to be embarrassing to me and to the city. Because of this, I have decided to step down as mayor."

According to NBC, the San Marino City Council will choose Kneier's replacement sometime next week. As for Kneier, he will reportedly stay on as a city councilman until his term is up in November 2015.

As he mentioned in the letter, Kneier was also cited by police for littering and will pay a fine for the offense.



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what's up crazy! June 18 2014 at 1:42 PM

That's sh*tty of him ; )

My neighbor's stupid little dogs poop in my yard all the time. I scoop it up with the shovel and put it right at his door step. He knows it's me, but won't say anything. He had better not either, because there's a leash/clean-up law where I live- and I'd rub his nose in it...

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napa422 June 18 2014 at 2:20 PM

SOME OF THESE LOOONS FIGURE THEY'RE ABOVE THE LAW WHEN THEY GET A POLITICAL JOB!!!,,LIKE OBAMA AND HOLDER!!!

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petpetdon June 18 2014 at 2:26 PM

Politicians fling the poop all the time.

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piratehits40 petpetdon June 18 2014 at 4:35 PM

Actually it is mudslinging that politicians resort to more often than poopslinging. Apparently you can get away with mudslinging, but not poopslinging.

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madcap.1 June 18 2014 at 1:42 PM

this is typical of californians , cant they secede from the union already

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d1anaw madcap.1 June 18 2014 at 10:32 PM

You first jerkwad.

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BOB madcap.1 June 19 2014 at 7:30 AM

I agree . I wish San andreas would do its part in the middle of the night . I have never seen as much stupidity in one state but New york is catching up quickly

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tmccull52 June 18 2014 at 1:40 PM

Kinda takes mudslinging to a different level, don't it?

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Bernie tmccull52 June 18 2014 at 2:48 PM

in politics it all smells the same

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mjhousegail Bernie June 18 2014 at 4:41 PM

Hahahahaha, good one, Bernie!

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juanelan June 18 2014 at 2:09 PM

I hate to admit it but I am a bit glad that the leader (Now former) of San Marino did this.
That tony suburb is so one percent, I wonder if any one there ever admits to
seeing a 'waterbug', flatulence, children who are less than perfect, etc. Thanks for showing us how human people at the top truly are.

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Paul and Sue juanelan June 18 2014 at 2:23 PM

I can't believe these people do not have bigger concerns than this! It is so sad that we worry about a bag of crap but, do nothing with the crap making choices for us. Pitiful!!!

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Sandy Paul and Sue June 18 2014 at 4:17 PM

Right on! I agree!

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d1anaw Paul and Sue June 18 2014 at 10:33 PM

As opposed of course to simply murdering your neighbor because they won't quit feeding the dear.

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mckdarren June 18 2014 at 2:08 PM

What a class act.

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Chickiepoo June 18 2014 at 3:47 PM

Just makes one wonder what OTHER... "immature....crass....crude"... behaviors does he
exhibit in public but no one catches on camera ??

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cbcmkting June 19 2014 at 7:35 AM

BIG DEAL, OBAMA AND THE POLITICAL LEFT HAS BEEN CRAPPING ON AMERICA FOR DECADE!

YOU KNOW YOU WON'T SEE ANY OF THEM RESIGN...I WOULD PREFER DOG POOP RATHER THAN THE POOP OUR COUNTRY IS NOW IN..

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BOB June 19 2014 at 7:27 AM

A politician slinging POO is news ? I thought all the elitist politicians with double standards did that .

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