Skip to comments.After a night of barhopping in Cedarburg, the Racing Italian Sausage is missing
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.
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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On a lighter note, from a file photo, Guido the racing sausage leads the pack at Miller Park.
We’re in the middle of a blizzard, and this is what passes for entertainment around here! LOL.
Where's Randall Simon?
What a great gag.... Love it.
I check to see if mine is missing each morning - especially after parties...
Is it detachable?
Not that I am aware of....
True story: later that summer we are at a fairly large cookout party with attendees 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 kids 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.”
Wails - I liked whales - Thanks for the laughs!!
Oh, the HUMANITY! :)
What’s the wurst that could happen?
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!
My wife said “I knew what you meant.”
The fascinating errant Italian Sausage strikes again.. Can’t keep track of those buggers, reminds me of my first wife.. but I digress.. :)
It’s not uncommon for a night of heavy drinking to lead to some ill-advised sausage hiding. Or so I’m told.
I am assuming this will "catch up" to the perp.
Who stole the kishka?
Apparently the thief gave the costume up after a year's supply of sauerkraut was added to the mustard reward! LOL.
Yay... All is right with the world.
I knew it.
The perps were a couple of brats.
I love these kinds of stories. Heartwarming Americana. Naturally, Guido survived to smoke another day!