Hunter Pence has become widely well known for riding a motorized scooter to the ballpark and around the city of San Francisco. The scooter’s so well known, in fact, that the Giants gave out a bobblehead earlier this season of Pence riding it.
Someone has stolen Pence’s scooter, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, and the outfielder is offering up a rather unique reward for it’s return.
Pence went to the Epic Roasthouse on Sunday night, a restaurant near the base of the Bay Bridge. He’d parked his scooter around back behind the restaurant near a staff entrance. He doesn’t normally lock it up, as he told Baggarly that it uses a very rare battery charger. Unable to charge it, stealing the scooter will prove to be of limited use to whomever took it.
Joe Day, the team’s clubhouse chef, apparently makes and sells the motorized scooters as a side business and gave it to Pence shortly after he was traded to the Giants during the 2012 season. Numerous other players who live in the area near the ballpark have also received them, according to Baggarly.
“It was one of my favorite things that I have,” Pence said. “I’m grateful for stuff, but aside from my baseball equipment and my scooter, and maybe my laptop, there are not many possessions that I care about.”
Pence has not filed a police report and is hoping that someone in the city of San Francisco will spot the scooter. It has his name on it, as well as some other distinguishable stickers that make it pretty clear that it’s his. He just wants it back – no questions asked.
For it’s return, Pence is ready to offer up one of his bobbleheads – which the team had given out to 40,000 fans back on April 9th. He’ll even hand sign it.