Hunter Pence's three-day personal nightmare is over. According to Amy Gutierrez, a reporter on San Francisco Giants broadcasts for Comcast SportsNet, Pence's prized, personalized scooter was returned to the Giants' clubhouse sometime during their 5-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday afternoon.
The scooter's safe return comes not long after Pence offered a reward — in the form of his scooter bobblehead — for its safe return. It's still not known where the scooter disappeared to or who may be in line to receive the reward, but Pence did give some credit to the world famous Batkid for helping keep the streets of San Francisco clean.
The scooter, which is personalized with Pence's name and his uniform number in Giants team colors, is easily recognizable and obviously cherished by Pence, which may have motivated some miscreant to steal it when spotted outside Epic Roasthouse in San Francisco. Whether that person had a change of heart or another person stepped in to retrieve it is unknown. It's also entirely possible someone was playing a trick on him.
Regardless, the most imporant thing to Pence is that his daily transportion to and from AT&T Park is back and in one piece.
But there's another cool twist to the story that could turn this negative into an overwhelming positive in the coming weeks.
Pence is throwing out the idea of auctioning off his scooter for charity. The new order can't be canceled so he's getting another regardless— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) May 28, 2014
The story already has a happy ending for Pence. Now it could have an even happier ending for a person in need or a charitable organization in need of funding. It that shall come to pass, that would be extremely well played by Hunter Pence.
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