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Giants RF Hunter Pence's stolen scooter returned

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 28, 2014 at 8:06 pm •  Published: May 28, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence's now-famous stolen scooter has been returned.

Pence said the customized motor scooter that he rides a few blocks to every home game was returned to police at AT&T Park during the Giants' 5-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. He said reliever Juan Gutierrez informed him of the scooter's safe return when he came back to the dugout between innings.

"He was like, 'They got your scooter!'" Pence said.

Pence said he doesn't know who returned the scooter. And because he never filed a criminal complaint, he said police will not pursue the alleged thief.

Pence had said he was willing to forgive the culprit, even offering a signed bobblehead if the scooter was returned and possibly other gifts as a reward — no questions asked.

The scooter was stolen outside a restaurant on San Francisco's waterfront Sunday night. The scooter has fascinated fans since Pence arrived in a trade from Philadelphia in 2012, and the Giants even gave out bobblehead dolls of Pence on the scooter at a game earlier this season.

The scooter's theft generated attention on social media the last few days. Pence said he was stunned — and a little overwhelmed — by the support from fans to find one of his favorite possessions.

"This was like a together-we-are-Giant type story," Pence said, citing one of the team's past marketing slogans. "Everyone had my back."

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