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Ex-Calif. mayor admits he stole mixer, to make pizza

Larry Guidi City of Hawthorne/CBS Los Angeles

(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - 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.

Bet you never heard that one before.

Los Angeles County prosecutors say Larry Guidi, the former mayor of Hawthorne, Calif., 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, $1,300 mixer, and a cart into his pickup truck in 2010.

The appliance was later returned.

Prosecutors say Guidi entered the guilty plea Wednesday to a felony count of grand theft. He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and one year's probation

Guidi was the mayor of Hawthorne for nearly 20 years but didn't run for re-election last year.

Apparently he found other ways to mix things up.

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