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Racing sausages will make fewer appearances this summer

UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News)  Sometimes, one or two people can ruin it for everybody – and that’s the case with the Milwaukee Brewers’ Famous Racing Sausages. Those characters will not appear at a host of celebrations in the Milwaukee area this summer, after a brother-and-sister stole the Italian sausage Guido from a fund-raiser in Germantown in February. The costumes’ owner, Klements’ sausage, does not have enough overtime to pay escorts which the company is now requiring.

Klements’ spokeswoman Rebecca Quella tells the Journal Sentinel that the sausages have appeared at up to five events during summer weekends – but that’s out now.

The Brewers own similar sausage costumes which are used in the actual Sausage Races during Milwaukee home games. The team says it never lets those costumes out without a guard – and that was true before the February heist. The thieves tried staying anonymous by returning the costume to a bar. They told U-S-A Today they decided to return Guido because quote, “We have morals.” They were later exposed by the tipsters in social media, and were penalized several hundred dollars.