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Bay Area sports anchor who admitted to taking a Warriors employee's jacket resigns

Golden State Warriors fans hold signs during the second half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.
Golden State Warriors fans hold signs during the second half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. AP Photo

A Bay Area sports anchor who admitted to taking a jacket belonging to a Golden State Warriors employee announced his resignation from the station on Friday.

Mike Shumann of KGO-TV (aka ABC 7) released a statement Friday saying he's resigning after 24 years.

"I regret any embarrassment I have caused the station. My recent actions do not reflect the high standard of conduct expected at KGO," Shumann says in his statement.

ABC7 President Tom Cibrowski released his own statement in response: "We thank Mike for his 24 years with the KGO team and wish him all the best."

The jacket incident was caught on video, according to numerous news outlets. Shumann took the jacket of Ralph Walker, who is the Warriors' director of team security and provides security to players off the court, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The theft happened during the first round of the playoffs between the Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, during a Warriors practice in San Antonio, according to The Athletic. The Athletic also reported that Shumann was in the final year of his contract with the station.

The Warriors won the series against the Spurs, 4-1.

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