Mixer Heist Gets Mix Of Probation, Service

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HAWTHORNE, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) — An ex-mayor of Hawthorne, Calif., got probation and community service for lifting an industrial-strength mixer he said he needs for his industrial-sized bashes.

Larry Guidi pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of grand theft and was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service for the theft of the commercial-grade food mixer from the Hawthorne School District, where he worked, the Los Angeles Times reported.

When he was arrested in 2010, Guidi allegedly told police that he wanted the appliance for mixing pizza dough for the large weekend backyard parties he would host for friends and family.

A surveillance camera apparently filmed Guidi maneuvering the mixer into a pickup truck and driving away.

The mixer was valued at $1,300.

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