KANSAS CITY - The world was shocked Sunday by a staggering accident of still unknown proportions in the Kansas City metro area. Late Sunday afternoon, for reasons that remain only partially understood, large portions of western Missouri and eastern Kansas began transforming into two-dimensional cartoon space. At press time, authorities had not revealed whether or not the "tooning", as it is being called, will be permanent.
A large blast was heard on Sunday morning, and numerous press outlets have reported hundreds of unmarked military vehicles streaming into the region, where at least a third of the metro area has become a cartoon.
"Right now, we're extensively studying 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'" said Missouri National Guard Commander Ken Strongarm. "That's as much as I can say."
Neighborhoods, streets, and even families have been split in two, as residents have watched helplessly as the cartoon world has spread before their eyes. Those newly trapped in two-dimensional space appear to be safe, though reports are circulating that a killer with a giant eraser has claimed a number of lives.
"Confusion reigns," said Sgt. Bob Tan of the Olathe Police Department. "We can communicate with the cartoon people, and they us, but that's about it."
For a time it was believed that Alcides Escobar, the shortstop for the Kansas City Royals, had become a cartoon during Sunday's game against the Rays, but it turned out it he was just very skinny.