This altercation that occurred on October 15 resulted in his arrest for suspicion of felony robbery and assault, although formal charges have yet to be filed.
Huang's arrest and subsequent resignation means he will no longer serve on the City Council either.
Witnesses say the two were seated at a table inside the restaurant around 1 a.m. What began as an exchange of words eventually became a food fight when the woman threw a bowl of steaming dumplings at him. Huang responded by throwing vinegar into her face. At that point, he picked up her purse and quickly left the restaurant. By the time he made it to his SUV, the woman had caught up to him and attempted to stop him by holding on to the rearview mirror. He then fled.
During the emotional resignation, held via a press conference from his attorney's office, Huang communicated in both English and Chinese and stated the media was giving ''unwanted attention to this private occurrence''. Of course, the private occurrence he speaks of is anything but. The altercation happened on the street and arrests are public record. He did mention his decision had a lot to do with pictures of his young daughter that had been emerging alongside the news story. A family friend whose husband was once mayor for the city spoke on behalf of Huang, ''Albert did a lot to accomplish what Chi left behind. This is a great loss to the community''.
, Daniel Deng, insists his client has done nothing wrong and that they intend to provide proof that will clear him of charges.
It's unclear who will ultimately take the post left open by Huang's resignation, but for now San Gabriel's council members will ''rotate'' within the mayoral post.