Wurst-Case Scenario: The Wienermobile's Catalytic Converter Was Stolen

Frankly speaking, it could be hard to ketchup with the crooks.

On a recent visit to Las Vegas, Oscar Mayer’s iconic Wienermobile was targeted by thieves.

According to Fox 5, someone stole the 27-foot-long hot dog-shaped vehicle’s catalytic converter.

A local auto shop repaired the spot where the part had been cut out so the Wienermobile could get back on the road.

The Wienermobile will eventually need a more permanent fix for the stolen part.

It’s incredibly brazen to pick a target as instantly recognizable as the Wienermobile, but catalytic converter theft is a trend impacting lots of vehicles.

In 2020, catalytic converter theft claims jumped to 14,433, a 325% increase in a single year, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Frankly, the recent theft is not the first time the Wienermobile has been involved in an auto-related mishap.

Over the years, Wienermobiles have been involved in several accidents including a 2009 incident where one of the promotional vehicles crashed into a Wisconsin home.

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