A STOLEN Cow which became a feature of Chester’s nightlife as well as a Facebook star is now back at The Commercial Hotel.
The life-size fibre glass cow went missing from the pub at the end of a drunken day at the races thanks to two anonymous male kidnappers aged 23 and 25.
Since then the cow, christened ‘Sir Loin’, has surfaced in bars throughout the city and become a phenomenon on the ‘Stolen Cow’ Facebook page with 1,654 cyber friends.
The cow had been on loan to the pub from David Pickering, a director of dairy processing company Meadow Foods and a member of the City Club.
He initially saw the funny the side but his patience had started to grow thin, according to the captors, so they decided to return the cow at the weekend.
“She had to go back because David was asking where it was and saying he wanted her back,” said one of the cattle rustlers, a little worse for wear from the night before.
However, during its absence the cow was unable to attend a Lache Family Fun Day so Mr Pickering is asking for a £100 donation to charity, especially as the cow has lost an ear and its tail is broken.
The Commercial is considering organising a home-coming event where the lads hope to go round with a bucket.
Revellers have been pictured on Facebook astride the beast which has also been snapped on a bicycle, in a taxi, outside Funky Cow milkshake bar and doing something unmentionable to one of the rhinos currently in the centre.
The male kidnappers also borrowed a mini rhino from the Number 46 sandwich shop and set up a ‘Stolen Rhino’ Facebook. The rhino is described as being in a relationship with ‘Stolen Cow’.