Tuesday 6 December 2016

Mayor arrested after purse snatch

Published 16/10/2010 | 08:49

A Los Angeles mayoris in custody after a purse-snatching incident
A Los Angeles mayoris in custody after a purse-snatching incident

A suburban Los Angeles mayor has been arrested after a purse-snatching incident and a wild ride through streets with a woman clinging to his sport utility vehicle.

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Lt Ariel Duran of San Gabriel police said Albert Huang was in custody on suspicion of felony assault, felony robbery and misdemeanour battery after his arrest early on Friday.

He said the 35-year-old mayor had been arguing with the woman over money in a car park when he took the woman's purse and got into his sports utility vehicle.

Investigators said the woman was standing on the running board and reaching through the passenger window when Huang sped away, reaching speeds of 45mph for more than a quarter of a mile.

The woman's name and her relationship to the mayor were not released.

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