U-Haul with equipment for Biden event stolen in Detroit
September 2nd, 2012
07:53 PM ET
2 years ago

U-Haul with equipment for Biden event stolen in Detroit

Washington (CNN) – A U-Haul truck loaded with equipment for a Monday event featuring Vice President Joe Biden was stolen in Detroit Sunday, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said.

"A U-Haul that we were utilizing was stolen at the Westin Hotel overnight," Ed Donovan told CNN.

Donovan would not specify what equipment was in the U-Haul at the time it was stolen, and added that the theft shouldn't affect the vice president's plans on Monday.

Biden is scheduled to speak at a Labor Day rally in downtown Detroit Monday and march in a parade organized by the Michigan AFL-CIO. Last year President Barack Obama spoke at the Motor City's Labor Day celebration.

CNN's Jonathan Helman contributed to this report.


Filed under: Joe Biden • Michigan
soundoff (164 Responses)
  1. Squigman

    Republicans, stop at nothing when there's money or power at stake.

    September 2, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  2. danita

    His and Obama's work... They don't know what else to do.

    September 2, 2012 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  3. Richard Jones

    Just look at this face and you can tell he is beyond stupid !!! It is no wonder that his first wife dumped him !!! Makes you wonder about the present one if one actually exists. He may have just made her up like Obama with the characters in his book.

    September 2, 2012 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  4. Will

    biting the hand that feeds you.

    September 2, 2012 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  5. The D

    The Uhaul was believed to be housing "Obama's Stash".

    September 2, 2012 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  6. T'sah From Virginia

    Dang, the same thing happened here in Richmond last year when President Obama visited – his PA equipment got stolen too but I think it was recovered!!! So don't blame it on Detroit only, it happened in CAN'Tor country too.

    Obama/Biden 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward – And YES, We Know You Built That – We ALL Did!!

    September 2, 2012 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  7. mouell

    What did the u-haul contain? His brain of his gaffe machine.....?

    September 2, 2012 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  8. gt

    to bad...probably obama voters....

    September 2, 2012 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  9. J B

    WAIT,was the VP driving the truck?
    OR
    Was it a community group in Detroit trying to do something positive?

    September 2, 2012 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  10. Georgia3133

    It wasn't stolen, it was just redistributed to those who needed it more than Joe. Arock?

    September 2, 2012 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  11. j alee

    Huh! You would think all the secret services and security where VP has to be. Must have happened during donut break.

    September 2, 2012 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  12. george of the jungle

    Joe will do just fine without the equipment. He makes more sense than paulie. Forward.2012

    September 2, 2012 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  13. Linda Walls

    Stolen and broken into U-Hauls parked at Hotels and Motels are happening more and more. The motels and hotels are going to have to start providing security to keep this from happening.

    September 2, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  14. HenryMiller

    I though they were all supposed to love the Lefties in Detroit. I guess even they've caught on that Obama &co are total losers.

    September 2, 2012 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  15. Security Ninja

    In completely unrelated news, Karl Rove was seen moonwalking on top of a U-Haul and blowing kisses to the crowd earlier today.

    September 2, 2012 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  16. gthog61

    no doubt a member of a key lib constituency just "redistributing some wealth"

    September 2, 2012 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  17. jnsesq

    Detroit? How could that happen? This is Liberalism's Soviet Model City.

    September 2, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  18. Freemanator

    You did not rent that U-Haul........!

    September 2, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  19. johnqpublius

    ... and happening under the gaze of the poster child for failed progressive policies?..... Priceless.

    September 2, 2012 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  20. Noble Furr

    This is the city that Obama saved. Remember!?!

    So, why is the Secret Service carrying Biden campaign equipment in a U-Haul trailor, and why is the Secret Service involved with it – since it's not their job, and why is it a secret what was in the truck?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    September 2, 2012 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  21. Janet

    Why not? The 0bama regime handle's America's secrets with about as much security.

    September 2, 2012 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  22. bnchy

    I think the intention was to have Biden stolen and hidden until after the election

    September 2, 2012 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  23. ManOnPoint

    I bet when they catch the perps they will find out they are Obama "supporters!!!"

    September 2, 2012 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  24. Mary Wright

    Wow. The Secret Service lost a VAN with stuff for the Vice President of the United States???? Really? Insane! Stolen no doubt by drunk Norwegian tourists again... The inner city is now worse than Bagdad on bad day.

    September 2, 2012 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  25. Mayor Soulman Young

    Crazy Uncle Joe probably got drunk and took it for a joy ride. Good Old Joe, a grin with a body behind it.

    remember, Monday 9/3 is official National empty chair day. Put your favorite presidential chair on your lawn!

    September 2, 2012 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
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