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    Wisconsin Police Chase, Pull Over Oscar Meyer Wienermobile...

    Cops Hot Dog It, Chase Wienermobile
    Article w/photo:http://www.southflorida.com/news/sns...0,483238.story
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    MADISON, Wis. -- Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer ... car thief? An Arizona Highway Patrol officer who ran the Wienermobile's plates as the vehicle traveled 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 27-foot-long, 11-foot-tall vehicle was in a construction zone in downtown Tucson Wednesday, slowing traffic. Officer Korey Lankow caught up to it and ran its "Y-U-M-M-Y" license 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 there, company spokeswoman Syd Lindner said. The company got a replacement YUMMY plate that same month and notified police in Missouri, 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.
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    oh man. to ride in the Wienermobile and get to blow the whistle. Hot dog.
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    I read that story with relish.

    I wonder if the Wiener Moblie was going to fast that the Cop had to catch up?
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    I've seen that thing in person (or one of them anyways) and it's AWESOME! I'd be pimpin' that thing on Daytona Beach if I had one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    I read that story with relish.

    I wonder if the Wiener Moblie was going to fast that the Cop had to catch up?
    LOL. No, he was doing what comes natural being a bit of a hot dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HissingCobra View Post
    I've seen that thing in person (or one of them anyways) and it's AWESOME! I'd be pimpin' that thing on Daytona Beach if I had one.
    i saw it in Detroit at NAIAS a couple years ago...then two weeks ago, i saw it on the Ohio Turnpike, heading east.
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    I am a bit embarrassed to say that I was passed by this machine in Southern Ontario a few years back. And it's not like I was going slow either!!! There really isn't too many things funnier than seeing that thing passing you on the highway.
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    Arizona Highway Patrol spokesman Quent Mehr
    I wonder if he has a brother named Oscar?
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