Georgetown clock hand thieves ask for new mascot as ransom

Jack Jr., right, looks up at Jack the Bulldog, the school\'s current mascot. Those claiming to be the thieves are asking for the young bulldog as ransom for the missing clock hands. (Courtesy of Georgetown University)
Students React to Ransom

wtopstaff | November 14, 2014 7:02 am

WASHINGTON – What will it take to get back the hands taken from the clock of Georgetown University’s Healy Hall?

The thieves, or at those claiming to the thieves say they want the school’s new mascot-in-training.

On Thursday afternoon, the trio called “Reaper, Goliath and Juliet” posted the ransom note on CollegeCraig.

The note was posted as poem:

“We’ll give you a ‘hand’ if you’re willing to trade/ for a campus celebrity who has recently made/ quite the build up for just a little pup.”

Jack Jr., who is also called J.J., is a five-month old bulldog. He was just brought to the university in April, and lives with the school’s current mascot, Jack the Bulldog.

The hands were taken from the clock last weekend. Stealing the hands from the clock is a tradition at the school dating back to the 1960s, according to The Hoya.

Earlier, the trio claiming responsibility claimed they had sent the hands to the Pope for blessing.

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