SAN MARINO (CBS SF) — In the latest chapter of the controversy dubbed as “poopgate,” San Marino Mayor Dennis Kneier is stepping down after admitting to tossing a bag of dog poop onto a political opponents walkway.

Surveillance video of the incident went viral last week. In his resignation letter, Kneier said he’s actions were inconsiderate, disrespectful and embarrassing to himself and the city.

Philip Lao, Kneier’s neighbor, has said that the two men have been embroiled in a feud since 2008 because he disagrees with some of the mayor’s proposals.

Vice Mayor Eugene Sun will assume mayoral responsibilities through June 27, when the council will select a new mayor and vice mayor.

Kneier will remain a councilman until his term ends in November 2015.


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