LOS ANGELES, Calif.–Hawthorne Mayor Larry Guidi was ordered today to stand trial on charges that he stole a commercial food mixer from the Hawthorne School District, where he worked as a warehouse operations manager.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Edmund Clarke found sufficient evidence to require Guidi to proceed to trial on one count each of commercial burglary and grand theft, according to Deputy District Attorney Ed Miller.
Guidi is accused of stealing the food mixer and a cart on March 25 from a school district warehouse. Authorities said the crime was captured by a video security camera.
He allegedly took the mixer because he needed more dough for his home pizza oven, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Guidi, who resigned from his job with the school district, is due back at the downtown Los Angeles courthouse on Dec. 16 for arraignment.