Its been a long week and I am feeling a bit sophomoric so please bear with me but I found this news Item Hilarious and I just had to share:
Cop stopped Wienermobile, suspected it was stolen; now he’s being roasted Published: Friday, June 29, 2007 | 12:07 AM ET Canadian Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer…car thief? An Arizona Highway Patrol officer who ran the Wienermobile’s plates as the vehicle travelled for a promotion briefly thought the giant hot dog on wheels was, well, hot. The Wienermobile was on the road for a promotion in which contestants sing the Oscar Mayer jingle for a shot at appearing in a commercial and winning “American Idol” tickets. The eight-metre-long, three-metre-tall vehicle was in a construction zone in downtown Tucson on Wednesday, slowing traffic. Officer Korey Lankow caught up to it and ran its “Y-U-M-M-Y” licence plate to make sure it was street legal. The plate came back as stolen. Lankow pulled over the Wienermobile and two more officers arrived to help. It turns out someone had indeed stolen the “Y-U-M-M-Y” plate off the Wienermobile in Columbia, Mo., back in February. Oscar Mayer officials reported the theft to police, company spokeswoman Syd Lindner said. The company got a replacement YUMMY plate that same month, Lindner said. But the plate still came back as stolen Wednesday, with no note that it was OK if found on Wienermobile itself. A message left with the Columbia Police Department seeking to clear up the discrepancy wasn’t returned.Jeff Kendell, 23, of Salt Lake City, was a passenger – or “hot dogger” in Oscar Mayer lingo – in the rolling wiener. Not missing a beat, Kendell handed out wiener whistles to the officers, who took a peek inside the Wienermobile and snapped pictures with digital cameras. Arizona Highway Patrol spokesman Quent Mehr said Lankow is hearing plenty about it from his buddies. “The officer, he’s just like, ‘I don’t believe this is happening,”‘ Mehr said.