CHICAGO — In a bizarre incident, someone wrote a message about Israel — in cheese, apparently — on a flagpole outside the Wrigley Building near a suspicious object, causing police to shut down North Michigan Avenue for hours Tuesday.
Below the cheese message, someone taped a 6-inch piece of metal rebar wrapped in cloth to the flagpole flying the flag of Suriname, leaving cops with a head-scratching concoction of oddities, a police source said.
Squadrols blocked off traffic on the Magnificent Mile, stopping cars for blocks. A police robot was brought in to help sniff out the problem.
When authorities found out that the object was harmless, Michigan was reopened to traffic. And the wisecracks began.
“Feta safe than sorry,” one person posted on Twitter.