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Hot Dog, Gas Can Prompt Shut Down of Covington Street

A hot dog caused quite a scene in Downtown Covington on Saturday morning.

An abandoned gas can with what appeared to be wires sticking out of it prompted emergency crews to shut down traffic around Third Street and Madison Avenue near the Gateway Center.

The Cincinnati Bomb Squad was also called over to investigate.

It was determined that the gas can was no threat when the wires turned out to be a partially eaten hot dog.

Kenton County Commownealth's Attorney Rob Sanders commented at The River City News Facebook page that the gas can had been on the scene since at least Thursday.