- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 27, 2013

CEDARBURG, Wis. — One of the base-running sausages, a familiar sight at Milwaukee Brewers games, is missing.

Someone wearing the Klement’s Racing Italian Sausage costume recently posed with bar patrons in Cedarburg, Wis. The 7-foot-long, $3,000 costume was in a backroom at the Milwaukee Curling Club during a Feb. 16 fundraiser. Someone saw the sausage walk out the door that evening and it hasn’t been seen since.

The costume is owned by Milwaukee-based sausage company Klement’s. The Racing Sausages, including the Bratwurst, the Polish Sausage, the Hot Dog and the Chorizo, are a popular sight running bases at Brewers home games. The costumes are available for rent.

Cedarburg police Detective Jeff Vahsholtz tells the Journal Sentinel that police are interviewing bar patrons and looking for the costume.