The mayor of San Marino, California, Dennis Kneier was caught on camera throwing dog feces into his neighborâ€™s walkway.
Kneierâ€™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: â€śTo 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 canâ€™t believe it."
Loa turned the video over to police, but he says he will not be pressing charges.