The former mayor of a Los Angeles suburb has pleaded guilty to stealing a commercial food mixer from the local school district so he could make dough for his home pizza oven.
Los Angeles County prosecutors say Larry Guidi entered the plea this week to a felony count of grand theft. He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and one year’s probation. A commercial burglary charge was dismissed. Guidi was a warehouse operations manager for the Hawthorne School District until he was fired last year. Prosecutors say a security camera recorded him loading the giant mixer and a cart into his pickup truck in 2010. The $1,300 mixer was later returned. Guidi was the mayor of Hawthorne for nearly 20 years but didn’t run for re-election last year.