SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A scooter donated by Giants player Hunter Pence was taken during a break-in at the Make-A-Wish Foundation office in San Francisco.
Thieves broke down an emergency exit door to gain entry before ransacking the office. The burglary was caught on video surveillance cameras showing two people going up the back staircase – one wearing a hat and another a hoodie.
At one point, the guy in the hat appears reluctant. The person in the hoodie wearing glasses appears to be urging him on.
The thieves spent an hour upstairs, then descended the staircase. The one in glasses carrying the scooter. The other one lugging bags of other donated auction items.
“It’s so creepy. Everyone’s desk is gone through,” Patricia Wilson, Executive Director of Make-A-Wish San Francisco said.
The scooter, donated by Pence to the foundation, was auctioned off for $40,000.
“He is as appalled as I am, and thinks it is crazy,” Wilson said about Pence.
This was the second time the scooter had been stolen. Before Pence donated it, the scooter was stolen, and later returned in 2014.
“There is a special place for those who steal from a charity,” Wilson said.