Thursday, June 10, 2010
Hawthorne Mayor Larry Guidi formally charged with stealing school kitchen mixer. Faces three years in the slammer. What was he thinking? Paging Judge Judy!
June 10, 2010
LOS ANGELES – If you haven't been paying attention to this crusty caper that is unfolding like a bad case of rotten yeast, check this out.
Popular Hawthorne Mayor Larry Guidi, some call him the "Godfather of Hawthorne Politics" because of his deep Italian roots, was charged on Wednesday with stealing a commercial food mixer from Hawthorne School District because he allegedly needed more dough for his home pizza oven. Are you kidding me? Nope, afraid not.
Guidi is known for being a "hands on Mayor" according to his official city bio on Hawthorne's website. I guess he was "too hands" on during this crime that could land him in the slammer for 3 years.
Guidi, 52, who works as a warehouse operations manager for the Hawthorne School District, allegedly stole the food mixer and a cart on March 25 from a school district warehouse. The theft was allegedly captured on video security camera.
The mayor of 17 years was charged in felony complaint No. BA372095 with one count each of second-degree burglary and grand theft, said Deputy District Attorney Ed Miller with the Public Integrity Division. Prosecutors will ask bail be set at $20,000.
Guidi was arraigned on Wednesday morning at the Criminal Justice Center, 210 W. Temple St., in Department 30.
If convicted, he faces up to three years in state prison.
I wonder what kind of "defense" he is going to claim during his trail?
How about this one, ol' Lar....
"Ahh, excuse me, Judge, but I am totally into baking now, and I needed an industrial sized mixer for my kitchen, because my old one broke....." lol
I hope that some cable news network will cover his trial live across America. This really is going to be fun to watch. Better yet, let's get Judge Judy to hear this trial. Now that would be worth HUGE ratings!