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Hawthorne mayor charged with burglary

June 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Prosecutors charged Hawthorne Mayor Larry Guidi with burglary and grand theft Tuesday after they say he stole a commercial food mixer from the Hawthorne School District.Guidi, 52, worked as a warehouse operations manager for the district.

Investigators say he took the mixer in March because he needed more dough for his home pizza oven. The theft was allegedly captured on video security camera.

Guidi, who has been the mayor for 17 years, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday morning. Prosecutors will ask bail be set at $20,000.

Guidi faces up to three years in state prison if convicted.

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