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Albert Huang, Mayor No More: San Gabriel, Calif. Official Quits Amid Purse-Snatching Allegations

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SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (CBS/AP)  San Gabriel, Calif. mayor Albert Y.M. Huang has resigned days after his arrest for a purse-snatching and wild ride through streets with a woman clinging to his sport utility vehicle.

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

Investigators say the 35-year-old mayor and a woman were squabbling outside a restaurant on Friday when Huang fled in his SUV with her purse - and the woman - clinging to the side of the vehicle. Speeds reached 45 mph over more than a quarter-mile before the SUV was stopped.

Huang was arrested and booked for investigation of felony assault, felony robbery and misdemeanor battery.


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