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Stolen statue returned to Cary school

Posted August 25, 2010

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— A week after a copper dolphin statue was stolen from the front entrance to Davis Drive Elementary School, the sculpture was returned Wednesday, Principal Chip Mack said.

The statue, which students and school staff nicknamed "Davey," has served as a school mascot for two years.

"Davey" was stolen on Aug. 17, and a pool-cleaning crew found the statue in a nearby neighborhood pool Wednesday, Mack said.

The school's security camera captured an image of a teenage boy swiping the statue off its base. The boy walked to the school from the parking lot of the adjacent Davis Drive Middle School and then fled toward Davis Drive.

The boy was wearing light-colored shorts, a T-shirt and hat and was talking on a cell phone during the theft, Mack said.

Police asked anybody who could identify the thief to call Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746.

"We know that taking the mascot from our school was senseless. We also know that our school community is in support of doing the right thing," Mack said in a statement.


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  • washington_irving Aug 26, 2010

    I'm just glad, as a Cary citizen, that this is the type of crime we have instead of thugs robbing C - stores, etc. Trivial by comparison.

  • Spongebob Aug 26, 2010

    I wish they'd put the video on the news. This kid would be identified in an instant.

  • wideNCawake Aug 25, 2010

    ... mascots in general are just plain silly

  • shortcake53 Aug 25, 2010

    How heavy would this have been? Seems like a load for a kid to carry.

  • between_the_lines Aug 25, 2010

    hahahaha that's funny! kid probably thought it would be funny to swipe "Davey" and then brag about it. He'll get caught. You cry babies on GOLO make m laugh. Taxes this, taxes that. Cary this, cary that. Rich people this, rich people that. hahahahahah so funnny!! Stop making false accusations, you are upsetting the soccer moms!

  • Yellow Rider Aug 25, 2010

    Clearly, this dolphin can't swim.

  • mmjo65 Aug 25, 2010

    I get so tired hearing all the Cary bashing and those assumptions that just because you have a Cary zip code you it is assumed that you are rich, wealthy and well off. Well, both my husband and I work (I have 2 jobs) and both my teenagers work as well. We live in a very nice subdivision in Cary. My daughter's graduating class from her HS donated a fixture to their school as well. Why must you assume that these items were purchased with tax payers $$? Most parents and students in our area are very involved in their schools and their childrens education. I am proud to say that I live in Cary. I am very glad that Davis Drive got its statue returned.

  • Caveman93 Aug 25, 2010

    It cannot possibly be bronze because the media says it's copper! Silly people, don't you know the media is always correct?

  • kikinc Aug 25, 2010

    jscott-I hear you. That's the part of town I live in, and I am definitely NOT rich, nor are a lot of the people I know.

  • KSMR Aug 25, 2010

    My daughter was part of the class who raised the money for that statue...If it was anyone's TAX dollars...It was MINE....So relax folks... And its not copper, its Bronze.... It certainly doesnt take much for people to jump to off base conclusions these days. Get your facts straight before you comment. I did.