Surveillance tape monitoring the exterior of the residence
captured Mayor Dennis Kneier leaving what was said to be a bag of
dog feces on a private walkway leading to his neighbor’s home on
Saturday evening, San Marino Police said in a statement.
The owner of the home, who claimed to identify Kneier and his wife
in the footage, called the police but does not intend to press any
littering charges, police said. The department is still considering
the incident open for investigation.
Kneier and his representatives did not immediately respond to calls
and emails seeking comment on the matter. But the Whittier Daily
News said the mayor later sent a letter to his neighbor apologizing
for the incident.
“Late in the day this past Saturday, June 7, Liz and I were
returning from a walk in Lacy Park when we noticed a bag of dog
waste in your west parkway near the lamp post,” the letter states.
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“Rather than leave it or dispose of it properly, I placed it on your
side walkway. This was a mistake, for which I apologize. It won’t
(Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Andre Grenon)
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