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AP News, Battle Creek, Michegan. In what is becoming a grimly familiar
"I have no idea where Ms. Sparkling is". Tony told this
reported in a police-monitored
This marked the seventh time in the tiger's 50-year career that an
associate has gone
"Tony is a popular character, even though he is a cartoon. He's the only tiger-man, if you want to call him that, in the world, and we get all sorts of calls from people who want to meet him." The representative was noncommittal as to why Tony was only ever seen in the company of young blond women. "With all the calls we get, Tony can be selective as to who he hangs out with."
The company representative denied reports that Tony had missed a commercial
taping on Monday morning due to the police questioning. "Tony called
and said he was feeling under the weather, had an upset stomach or something.
We filmed on Tuesday instead, no
Tony has since been released from custody, and a police representative
was vague as to
"This is just silly," purred the tiger. "This happens every few years, someone I have visiting leaves unexpectedly and fingers are pointed. I won't be filing a lawsuit - yes, you can print that. The men and women of our police department are just doing their job. But honestly, it's worth a laugh."
He lost a bit of his smile when he was related an anecdote heard at
a bar he frequents. A
The Kelloggs spokesperson bristled a bit. "Honestly, this is going a bit far. Must you pry into my private life? I liked Barbara - she was fun to have around. In fact, I'd have to say that she was great."