The mayor of San Marino, California, Dennis Kneier was caught on camera throwing dog feces into his neighbor’s walkway.
Kneier’s neighbor, Philip Loa, told CBS Los Angeles that his security camera caught the mayor in the act, and he believes it was in retaliation because he does not support a neighborhood dog park proposal.
Kneier admitted to throwing the poop, but said it was an absent-minded mistake.
"I'm the kind of guy that's always picking up trash and I reached down and picked it up and I am walking down the street...and in a moment of stupidity, I guess I was tired of carrying it, I disposed of it on his walkway. It was a mistake," Kneier said.
Kneier wrote a personal apology to Lao, which was published in a local newspaper: “To think that what I did, which again I say was a lapse of judgement, had anything to do with how I feel or may feel in the future and he feels about a dog park is just so far from the truth I can’t believe it."
Loa turned the video over to police, but he says he will not be pressing charges.