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.