The right fielder's beloved customized motor scooter, decorated
with several stickers and one of his bobblehead dolls, was stolen on
Sunday night while he dined at a restaurant on San Francisco's
"I'm really sad about it," twice All-Star Pence, 31, told reporters.
"I try not to be too attached to things, though it's kind of an
extension of me.
"It kind of doesn't make much sense to steal it because the
charger's kind of rare, so it's not going to last very long. I just
trust people, and apparently someone else needed it more than I do."
Pence said the scooter had not been locked when he parked it outside
the restaurant and he has offered a reward for its return, an
autographed bobblehead doll in his image.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy knew something was wrong when he first
saw Pence at AT&T Park on Monday.
"He had a sad face on him this morning," Bochy said. "I've never
seen that before."
Pence fervently hopes his scooter is located, as the backup has a
weak motor and requires him to use his foot to generate propulsion.
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"I did have a dream that I saw someone riding it (the customized
scooter), and I tackled him," he smiled.
(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Frank
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