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Dennis Kneier, California mayor, admits to throwing dog waste

In this June 7 image from from a security video provided by Philip Lao, 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. He said he was walking home from a park with his wife Saturday night when they found the bag on a parkway and he picked it up and tossed it onto a walkway at the property. Lao says he recognized Kneier on surveillance video and called police, who photographed the bag. (Photo: Associated Press)
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SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) - 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 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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