CLEVELAND (WJW) — Cleveland Guardians Manager Terry Francona reported to Guards Fest on Saturday, but apparently did not arrive on his scooter.
According to a Cleveland police report, the Guardians’ head of security told police someone stole the scooter between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, while it was parked outside Francona’s apartment building.
Francona said he still has the key to the scooter, suggesting the thief pushed or tampered with the ignition, according to the report.
Detectives are investigating and are checking for any video in the area that may help them find the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland police detectives as soon as possible. Cleveland police can be reached at 216-623-5000.
The scooter is a Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy 170i model, painted flat black with a racing stripe, according to the police report. It’s valued at $3,500.
Francona rides the scooter to Progressive Field from his downtown Cleveland home, and can often be seen handing out post-victory high fives to fans.