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Stolen Brewers racing sausage returned
By QMI Agency


Baseball fans are treated to a sausage race during Game 1 of the MLB National League Divisional League Series baseball playoff between the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizon Diamonbacks in Milwaukee, October 1, 2011. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes)

Guido, the Milwaukee Brewers' racing Italian sausage, has been has been returned by its captors.

The missing link was dropped off at a bar in Cedarburg, Wisc., by two men Wednesday night. One of the perps warned staff, "You did not see anything," according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The sausage costume, used in Miller Park's famous sausage races each game before the bottom of the sixth inning, went missing on Feb. 16, lifted from the Milwaukee Curling Club during a beer tasting event.

After that, the 7-foot-long weenie was spotted barhopping – first at a tavern in Cedarburg, 40 kilometres north of Milwaukee, and then at a local bar and grill around midnight.

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

Vahsholtz said police continue to interview bar patrons that might have seen the $3,000 sausage costume at some point last week.

To sweeten the pot, an area company had offered a rather uncanny reward for Guido's return.

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

"I'm a super big fan, and I like to give them big squeezes all the time," said Jennifer Connor, the owner of Mustard Girl. "We have to keep our Sausage Racers whole."

The Racing Sausages, which also include a Bratwurst, Polish Sausage, Hot Dog and Chorizo, recently appeared at a Spring Training game before the Italian vanished.







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