Resignation of mayor sought over dog poop incident

In this June 7, 2014 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. (AP Photo/Courtesy Philip[ Lao)

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of a wealthy California town who was caught on camera tossing dog poop onto the walkway of a political opponent is being asked to resign by residents who say he smeared their image.

During a City Council meeting on Wednesday, San Marino residents blasted Mayor Dennis Kneier (kuh-NEER') and called for him to step down, even though he has apologized.

Police cited him for littering, which can carry a fine of up to $1,000.

The mayor of the tidy Los Angeles suburb says he found a bag of dog waste on a parkway Saturday and tossed it onto the front walkway of a home.

The homeowner, Philip Lao, is a political opponent. He recognized the mayor on surveillance video and called police.