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After a night of barhopping in Cedarburg, the Racing Italian Sausage is missing
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 2-17-13 | Lydia Mulvany

Posted on 02/27/2013 12:40:13 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic

The Klement's Racing Italian Sausage went barhopping in Cedarburg recently, delighting patrons and posing for photos. The only problem: No one can say who was wearing the $3,000 costume, which had just been stolen from the city's Winter Festival.

The 7-foot-long weenie was lying unused in a backroom at the Milwaukee Curling Club's new Cedarburg location during a fundraiser on Feb. 16 with beer-tasting and curling, and a witness saw the sausage walk out of the south door about 7:45 p.m., Cedarburg police Detective Jeff Vahsholtz said Wednesday. The Italian walked into TJ Ryan's in Cedarburg an hour later and also made an appearance around midnight at The Roadhouse Bar and Grill.

Vahsholtz said police were still interviewing bar patrons and looking for the costume, which is owned by the Milwaukee-based sausage company Klement's.

"We thought it was funny at the time," Vahsholtz said. "Now we're just hoping someone returns it."

Vahsholtz said he couldn't say whether there would be charges for what seems to be an elaborate prank.

The Racing Sausages, including the Bratwurst, the Polish Sausage, the Hot Dog and the Chorizo, are a popular sight at Brewer's games and recently appeared at spring training. The costumes are available for rent.

A spokesperson from Klement's didn't immediately return a phone call.

Mustard Girl All American Mustards has offered a year's supply of mustard to anyone who returns the Italian Sausage costume.

~snip~

Whoever finds the costume will receive a case of mustard a month. A case has 12 bottles. The mustards are all-natural and gluten-free and come in five different flavors: Sweet 'n' Fancy Yellow, Stone Ground Deli, Zesty Horseradish, Sweet 'n' Spicy Honey, and American Dijon.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: alchohol; festival; ozaukeecounty; winterfest

1 posted on 02/27/2013 12:40:27 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

On a lighter note, from a file photo, Guido the racing sausage leads the pack at Miller Park.

2 posted on 02/27/2013 12:44:08 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: carlo3b

We’re in the middle of a blizzard, and this is what passes for entertainment around here! LOL.


3 posted on 02/27/2013 12:46:52 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Where's Randall Simon?

4 posted on 02/27/2013 12:48:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Wa?


5 posted on 02/27/2013 12:48:40 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What a great gag.... Love it.


6 posted on 02/27/2013 12:48:40 PM PST by Quick Shot
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I check to see if mine is missing each morning - especially after parties...


7 posted on 02/27/2013 1:01:47 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

Is it detachable?


8 posted on 02/27/2013 1:04:55 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: Uncle Miltie

Not that I am aware of....


9 posted on 02/27/2013 1:08:02 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Chalk up another one for "Headlines I never thought I'd see".
10 posted on 02/27/2013 1:19:13 PM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: dfwgator

True story: later that summer we are at a fairly large cookout party with attendee’s kids (10-12 years old I would guess) playing whiffelball in the field next door. When out of the corner of my eye, I see one kid whack his sister in the head with the bat, the inevitable crescendo of whales and cries follows eliciting the interest of the kid’s parents sitting across from me and whom I did not know.

“What’s going on over there?” one parent asks. I interject “Oh, they’re playing sausage race.” To which both parents shoot me an odd, dismissive ‘what’ expression. The crying child final presents and the parents ask what happened to which she replies “Jimmy hit me with the bat.” And I say “See, I told you so! No one ever listens to me.”


11 posted on 02/27/2013 1:21:21 PM PST by PfromHoGro (Free citizens voted to become subjects of the state, how about that!)
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To: dfwgator

Wails, d’oh.


12 posted on 02/27/2013 1:23:16 PM PST by PfromHoGro (Free citizens voted to become subjects of the state, how about that!)
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To: P from Sheb

Wails - I liked whales - Thanks for the laughs!!


13 posted on 02/27/2013 1:27:29 PM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Oh, the HUMANITY! :)


14 posted on 02/27/2013 1:30:30 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What’s the wurst that could happen?


15 posted on 02/27/2013 1:33:16 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I certainly hope “he” does not show up in the creek, as has been known to happen after a night of bar hopping in Cedarburg!


16 posted on 02/27/2013 2:01:24 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: stonehouse01

My wife said “I knew what you meant.”


17 posted on 02/27/2013 2:30:48 PM PST by PfromHoGro (Free citizens voted to become subjects of the state, how about that!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The fascinating errant Italian Sausage strikes again.. Can’t keep track of those buggers, reminds me of my first wife.. but I digress.. :)


18 posted on 02/27/2013 3:34:39 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s not uncommon for a night of heavy drinking to lead to some ill-advised sausage hiding. Or so I’m told.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 4:21:07 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; SkyDancer
What a weenie!

I am assuming this will "catch up" to the perp.

20 posted on 02/28/2013 2:59:13 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Who stole the kishka?


21 posted on 02/28/2013 3:04:41 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...
Update!

Missing Link Found!

Apparently the thief gave the costume up after a year's supply of sauerkraut was added to the mustard reward! LOL.

22 posted on 02/28/2013 8:48:50 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yay... All is right with the world.


23 posted on 03/01/2013 3:36:19 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Daffynition

I knew it.

The perps were a couple of brats.


24 posted on 03/01/2013 3:56:18 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel
Raiders of the Lost Sausage. Heh.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 4:25:02 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

I love these kinds of stories. Heartwarming Americana. Naturally, Guido survived to smoke another day!


26 posted on 03/01/2013 4:47:15 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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