Somebody Stole Vital Auto Half From the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Theft of a catalytic converter sidelined the long-lasting Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in Las Vegas late final week. In line with Las Vegas’ 8News Now, the car was within the metropolis for a number of appearances throughout Tremendous Bowl weekend and had been parked in a lodge parking zone when thieves stole the half — which is a crucial a part of the car’s emissions system — on Thursday evening. The theft was found on Friday morning when crew could not get the 27-foot-long wiener on wheels began for a scheduled 10 a.m. look.

The car was towed to a Penske Truck Rental and a short lived half was put in, permitting the Wienermobile to make it to their look. In line with Joseph Rodriguez, components administrator for the store, getting the right half for the car may take as much as two months as a result of each an increase within the theft of catalytic converters in addition to the complexity of the restore.

“It is an enormous downside. It has been occurring for a few years now,” he stated. “Final summer time particularly, it was like two to 3 months to get one. There’s gaskets there that you could reseal the converter, after which there’s sensors all alongside that space to manage the warmth and temperature of the system. These are all gone as nicely. They tear that aside to get what they need.”

Rodriguez additionally stated it was fairly a shock to get the Wienermobile in his store.

“A scorching canine truck, no means,” he stated. “Think about like an enormous scorching canine in the course of your bay. There’s all these different vans and also you started working on this.”

The impacted Wienermobile is one among six owned by Oscar Mayer that tour the US.