The sausage, with little Nolan Crawford, in 2006. (Mark Herzberg / AP) The sausage, with little Nolan Crawford, in 2006. (Mark Herzberg / AP)

Cancel that APB: The case of the missing sausage has been solved.

They take their competitive cured-meats seriously in Milwaukee and it was no laughing matter when Guido, the Klement’s Italian sausage entry in the sausage races at Brewers’ home games, went missing Feb. 16 during Milwaukee’s annual Winter Festival. Last seen covering a bar hopper in the Cedarburg area, it was returned Wednesday night.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that two men, one of whom was wearing a hoodie pulled over his face, brought the costume into a bar, placed it on a stool and, according to bartender Jen Mohney, said: “You did not see anything.”

“Like I didn’t just see two guys plop a sausage on a bar stool,” Mohney said.

The two quickly left after returning the $3,000 costume and Mohney called cops.

Trouble seems to be Guido’s middle name. In July 2003, there was a contretemps when Randall Simon of the Pittsburgh Pirates thwacked him with a bat during the sausage race that takes place after the sixth inning of Brewers’ home games. There is, after all, a person inside the 7-foot costume and Simon was suspended three games and fined $432 for disorderly conduct. The woman inside the sausage skinned her knee when she fell.

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