Whoever stole San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence’s scooter from outside of a waterfront restaurant over the weekend could collect some valuable rewards if the scooter is returned.
The scooter was stolen from outside of Epic Roasthouse after the Giants’ 8-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon. Epic Roasthouse, the restaurant Lefty O’Doul’s, and Pence himself are all offering rewards for the safe return of the scooter.
Epic Roasthouse is offering a dinner for two, while the Union Square-area restaurant Lefty O’Doul’s is offering $200 and two free drinks, and Pence is offering a signed bobblehead of himself riding the missing scooter.
Pence obtained the battery-powered scooter shortly after he was acquired by the Giants in a 2012 trade, the Giants said on the team’s website. He has used it extensively since then to get around the city.
He left the scooter unlocked outside the restaurant while he ate inside and found it gone when he returned, according to the Giants. He announced it was stolen on Twitter, writing, “Ahhhh someone stole my scooter!”
The scooter is black with orange decals of Pence’s name and his jersey number 8. Pence has a backup he rode to the game Monday, but he said it needs the batteries fixed and has little power.
He said the stolen scooter had sentimental value and he would like to see it returned.
To collect the reward from Epic Roasthouse, anyone with the undamaged scooter has been asked to call (415) 369-9955.
Pence was instrumental in the Giants’ 2012 World Series run and was one of the league’s top hitters in 2013, hitting .283 with 27 home runs, 99 RBIs and 22 stolen bases. So far this year, Pence is hitting .289 with six homers and six stolen bases.
Scott Morris, Bay City News