Report: Sausage costume returned

Updated: February 28, 2013, 3:52 AM ET
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Breathe easy, Milwaukee Brewers fans: The missing link has been found.

[+] EnlargeBrewers Sausages
Tom Fluegge/USA TODAY SportsThe Italian Sausage (No. 3) races against the Bratwurst, the Polish Sausage, the Hot Dog and the Chorizo at Miller Park.

The costume of Guido, one of the team's baserunning sausages that had gone missing earlier this month, was located inside TJ Ryan's Bar in Cedarburg, Wis.

Bartender Jen Mohney told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that two men -- one wearing a hoodie pulled over his face -- brought the $3,000, 7-foot-long Italian Sausage costume into the bar, dropped it onto a stool and told her, "You did not see anything."

She says the men left quickly, and she then called police.

The costume was in the back room of the new Cedarburg location of the Milwaukee Curling Club during a beer tasting and curling event on Feb. 16. A witness saw someone leave in the costume around 7:45 p.m., and that's when the sausage story gets a little spicier.

Cedarburg police detective Jeff Vahsholtz told the Journal Sentinel the sausage then went barhopping around town, appearing at two establishments and posing for pictures with patrons.

"We thought it was funny at the time," Vahsholtz said, according to the newspaper, before the sausage was found. "Now we're just hoping someone returns it."

Vahsholtz did not say whether the person who took the costume would face charges.

As the story gained attention throughout Wednesday, rewards were offered for the costume's return.

Mustard Girl All American Mustards in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., offered a year's supply of mustard to the person who returned the costume. GLK Foods of Appleton, Wis., offered a year's supply of sauerkraut.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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