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Missing link found: Milwaukee Brewers Racing Italian Sausage costume returned to Wisconsin bar

(USA Today)Guido, the Racing Italian Sausage, is on his way home to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Missing for nearly two weeks, the 7-foot sausage costume was dropped off at TJ Ryan's bar in Cedarburg, Wis. on Wednesday night by two men — "one wearing a hoodie pulled tight over his face," reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the paper of record on this case:

[They] lugged the larger-than-life link into the bar just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, plopped him on a bar stool and warned staff, "You did not see anything," said bartender Jen Mohney.

"Like I didn't just see two guys plop a sausage on a bar stool," Mohney said.

Mohney said the two left in less than a minute and she immediately called police.

Hey, beertender: "You did not see anything" is a figure of speech!

Anyway, on Wednesday, The Stew reported that Guido, one of the Brewers' mascots and member of a troupe of five Racing Sausages, was taken from a store room inside a Wisconsin curling club Feb. 16. After a night of barhopping and picture-taking with local residents, the costume went missing.

A reward was issued by a local mustard company for Guido, estimated to be worth $3,000. It does not appear whoever returned the costume wants the reward, possibly because a police investigation continues.

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The Journal-Sentinel also notes that it was the Italian Sausage that Randall Simon hit with a bat and knocked over 10 years ago. Guido's had a rough life, man.

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