September 16th, 2009 - Megapolis - Late last night, Tennesse Tuxedo (pictured here with friend Chumley) was apprehended by authorities while trying to escape from Megapolis Prison. He was working in the prison kitchen and was able to get into a bag of trash where he hid for several hours. He was then put into a garbage truck, but before it left prison grounds he was discovered by a corrections officer doing a routine check.
In 1998, Mr. Tuxedo was sentenced to 35 years in prison for burglary, grand larceny, fencing stolen goods, and mayhem. According to Zan of the Wonder Twins, Tennessee Tuxedo was the mastermind of an elaborate crime ring that was involved in the theft of priceless cartoon memorabilia of the stars. Zan turned state's evidence and was sentenced to 5 years probation. When the crime ring was busted, Tennessee and his associates were in possession of many rare pieces of cartoon history including: Bugs Bunny's Golden Carrot Lifetime Achievement Award, Superman's original cape, Homer Simpson's Mr. Plow jacket, a collection of Mickey Mouse's first animated cartoon cels, one of Captain Caveman's original clubs, and several hunting caps belonging to Elmer Fudd. Perhaps the most despicable thing the police found was the tusks of his ex-partner Chumley the Walrus. The two starred in the hit show Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales from 1963 to 1966. This finding allowed the police to charge Mr. Tuxedo with mayhem and add several years to his sentence.
With this escape attempt, Tennessee will be getting some more prison time tacked onto his record. It looks like Mr. Tuxedo should have consulted with his old mentor Phineas J. Whooppee before trying this feeble escape.
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