The nation breathed easier on Wednesday night as San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence’s missing scooter was returned to its rightful owner.
In an incident that will no doubt be remember as this generation’s version of the Lindbergh Baby kidnapping and Patty Hearst’s disappearance, Pence’s regular ride to the ballpark was scooter-jacked from a San Francisco restaurant on Sunday night, leading to an all-points bulletin seeking its return. After all, the thing really tied the clubhouse together.
After a couple days on the lam, the motorized scooter made its way back to AT&T Park accompanied by the San Fransisco Police, who obviously appointed Detective Harry Callahan as the lead investigator on this case.
Pence’s scooter is somewhat of a cult hit in San Fran, perhaps even jockeying with the city’s trolleys as the most beloved form of transportation. The Giants gave away a Pence bobblehead this year that depicted him riding his scooter.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy made light of the situation in his post-game press conference, stating “We can all sleep tonight because he got his scooter back.”
Truer words have never been spoken.