In October, the career of the mayor of San Gabriel, Albert Huang, came to a sudden halt. 

After being accused of purse-snatching and reckless endangerment, he resigned from the City. Now, two months later, the charges have been dropped and the story is being told.

As it turns out, he wasn’t snatching a purse, the night simply ended with that appearance. It started with a verbal altercation at a restaurant, then deteriorated with a food fight, which resulted in the purse-snatching.

But with the victim out of the country and uncooperative, Huang is in the clear.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Authorities have decided not to file charges against the former mayor of San Gabriel, who resigned in October after getting arrested in connection with an alleged altercation with a female companion.

Officials from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said they passed on the case against Albert Huang in early December when Lu Chen, the woman involved in the argument, left the country and declined to cooperate.

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