"Then one fine morning in March, a lone RCS man was passing through the Mines building when a couple of lads carrying something 3ft tall, cylindrical in a pink dustbin liner, asked him to hold the door open for them.
As he watched, the package was placed behind the messenger's desk beside the porter. In less than two hours a team of RCS men were assembled in the now sadly missed Botany and Zoology tea room, and with the transport arranged, successfully removed Davey. Unfortunately, the last years RSMU Exec. were not particularly bothered about recovering their mascot (actually worth over £300 as scrap). So we had to wait until the new Executive organised a collection outside Harrods. Then the day of the RCSU v RCSA cricket match, Davey was amiably handed over."
(this article was originally published in the RCS Union Handbook for the year after the theft)