Skip to comments.Sausage heist spoils fun for everyone
Posted on 06/09/2013 7:21:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Fallout from the recent abduction of a racing sausage has landed right on the Locust Street Festival.
Organizers of the party this Sunday have been told by Klement's that they won't be able to use the Famous Racing Sausages costumes as they have in past years. And they're not the only ones getting stiffed on the costumes.
The pranksters who stole the bigger-than-life Italian sausage in February during a festival in Cedarburg have, as our mothers would say, ruined it for the rest of us.
"Our policies at Klement's have indeed changed due to the theft of the Klement's Famous Racing Italian," said Rebecca Quella, director of marketing at Klement Sausage Co.
"To prevent any such incident from happening again, we have had to hire individuals to keep the costumes in Klement's custody at all time, or our current staff works unpaid overtime."
That means some events hosted by nonprofits and businesses won't get their upright, ethnically diverse meat in funny hats. Klement's doesn't want to take any chances with copycat thieves.
"In years past, we were able to divide the costumes up to attend different organization events, sometimes five events a weekend, but we are not able to do so anymore," Quella said.
As it turned out, a brother and sister crime team had abducted Guido the speedy Italian from the Cedarburg festival, and they went barhopping with the costume, eventually dropping it off at a tavern. The two were ticketed and assessed costs for cleaning and repairing the $3,000 costume.
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Klement's Famous Racing Sausages joined in the fun at last year's Locust Street Festival of Music and Art. They won't be back this year because Klement's tightened up its policy of loaning out the costumes after the Italian sausage was abducted at a charity event in February.
RAcing sausages locked up!
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A good reason to hide your sausage!
I’m An Angry Sausage
Was our old toy...Mr. Potato Head in fact...subliminal??
Anthony Weiner has sent a twit tweet that he is not a crook!
Meaning no one's getting stuffed into the costumes now...
There are plenty of illegals here in Wisconsin that would wear the costumes full time for cash under the table.
‘Just doing the jobs American’s won’t do.’ *SMIRK*
Guido’s absconding & cavorting around town was the funniest story of the year. Jhesh Klemmie’s, chill.