Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

We must find Red Panda's missing $25000 unicycle

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Nellie Chapman | 03 February, 2018, 00:22

She since has used another unicycle but is struggling to perform her act of balancing and juggling plates on her head.

According to Figley, Red Panda saw her unicycle at the baggage claim from a distance, but before she could reach it, somebody "must have grabbed it".

Last week, she reportedly had her beloved unicycle stolen from the San Francisco airport. Since then, Red Panda - real name Rong Niu - hasn't been seen in public performing.

It turns out, there's good reason for the slump, after her agent announced that a custom-built seven-foot unicycle was stolen from a baggage claim at San Francisco International Airport on January 24. "It's like her baby was kidnapped".

"She's heartbroken", agent Pat Figley, told San Francisco's KTVU.

Anyone with information about the theft or recognizes the suspect is asked to call the SFPD Cargo Theft Task Force at 650-821-7530.

Whether it is a coincidence or not, another unicycle was stolen the same day - this time an electric one, from a 24-year-old woman riding it in the 3900 block of San Leandro Street in Oakland. She performed at UNC's game against Clemson on Tuesday night. She is a fixture at Golden State Warriors games, has appeared on "America's Got Talent", and topped the "Best Halftime Acts in the NBA" list compiled by the well-read "Sports on Earth" website. He told KTVU that they're hoping it was claimed by mistake, which - likely story. Truly a Hall of Fame halftime performer. And it's not the same.

"She's doing horribly", added Figley.

Figley just wants the unicycle's safe return, hence the cash reward and promise of no inquiry.