Thieves Reveal How They Stole Milwaukee Brewers’ Italian Racing Sausage

By Michael Terrill
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

By now, everyone has heard about the Milwaukee Brewers’ Italian racing sausage being stolen during a fundraiser for Milwaukee’s Curling Club in Cedarburg, Wis. However, details have emerged of how exactly six thieves were able to pull off the heist.

Five women and one man from Cedarburg and Mequon, Wis. decided to pull off the ultimate prank and take Guido the racing sausage out for a night on the town. They stole the 7-foot tall costume and went to T.J Ryan’s tavern in downtown Cedarburg to drink “some PBRs” and eventually found their way to the Road House Bar & Grill in Cedarburg “to jam with the band.”

A local band known as 76 Juliet was there to play some tunes as the Road House frequently enjoys live music on the weekends. I was actually at the Road House to celebrate a friend’s birthday that night and witnessed the racing sausage breaking it down on the dance floor, but honestly did not think anything of it along with the rest of the people in attendance.

The group returned Guido back to T.J. Ryan’s a few days ago with a note attached to the sausage that refers to the heist as “Weenie Gate.”

Sorry I’m such a sauced weenie. You probably think I’m the wurst. I started feeling the heat as the police began to ketchup by connecting the links. I know it was a greasy move so here I am. Donate the mustard and drink the beer. Take me back to the Land of the Brew… Much Love, ur Cedarburg Crew.

The group never intended to do anything malicious to the costume, but just wanted to pull off a simple prank. A woman speaking on anonymity said, “We decided to give it back because we have morals.”

It is unknown if the Cedarburg Police Department is in the middle of an investigation, as they have refused to comment on the matter. However, Cedarburg police detective Jeff Vahsholtz did shed some light on the situation before the sausage was returned stating, “It’s a felony.”

“We thought it was funny at the time,” Vahsholtz said. “Now we’re just hoping someone returns it.”

Luckily, for the Brewers, Guido is back with the team and will be ready to compete against the Polish Sausage, the Hot Dog, the Bratwurst and the Chorizo in the seventh-inning race on Opening Day.

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