Citing the increased media attention and his innocence, Mayor Huang has stepped down after his arrest.

From the Los Angeles Daily News:

San Gabriel’s mayor has resigned days after his arrest for a purse-snatching and wild ride through streets with a woman clinging to his sport utility vehicle.

Albert Y.M. Huang says in an e-mail Tuesday to The Associated Press that he’s confident his reputation will be restored but decided to resign because of overwhelming media attention.

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