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. Pouncekitty

    This Obama/Biden campaign just gets funnier and funnier and more hopeless every day! HAHAhahahahahaaa!!! I hope they didn't take Joe's Brain!

    September 2, 2012 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  2. Matt

    I bet it was those Tea Party people. Oh wait it was in Detroit. Make that the Purple-Drank Party. Not saying,...Just saying. Bet they don't vote Republican last election.

    September 2, 2012 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  3. Jerzey Boy

    Labor Day in Detroit?
    Ha!
    More like Welfare Day.

    September 2, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  4. Matt

    I bet it was those Tea Party people. Oh wait it was in Detroit. Make that the Purple-Drank Party. Not saying,...Just saying. Bet they didn't vote Republican last election.

    September 2, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  5. AlwaysRight

    LOL! Detroit is a model democrat city.

    September 2, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  6. Peter

    So what else is new in Detroit. That's just an everyday occurrence for the neighborhood there.

    September 2, 2012 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  7. Stevo

    This is what happens to a city after years of Republican control!

    September 2, 2012 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  8. Jack Reeves

    I want to give the people who stole the U-hall money. The classic of all classics if they have a video of the theft please post it on you tube with the song "Happy days are here again".

    September 2, 2012 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  9. norma

    To bad Biden wasn't inside the U-haul.

    September 2, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  10. Joe Biden

    Someone was just spreading the wealth around.

    September 2, 2012 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  11. tired170

    The U-Haul trailer had his backup hair plugs

    September 2, 2012 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  12. Mitt

    Welcome to Obamaville, Michigan

    September 2, 2012 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  13. John Croshaw

    Looks like they are biting the hand that feeds them in Detroit!

    September 2, 2012 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  14. steverooni

    it was empty anyway, just like joe :)

    September 2, 2012 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  15. Terry Hood

    1. George Bush did it
    2. This is racist

    September 2, 2012 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  16. PatTheRat

    About time somebody stole from him. He's stolen enough from the American people.

    September 2, 2012 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  17. cristo

    Maybe it wasn't stolen, maybe Joe just can't remember where he parked the darn thing.

    September 2, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  18. tank2

    It's OK, Biden has just experienced the redistribution of his stuff. It's what he wants for everybody.

    September 2, 2012 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  19. roger

    Oh no! Say it ain't so Joe! Those Howdy Dooty puppets are priceless...

    September 2, 2012 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  20. winner512

    No problem. They have a good selection of clown suits and wigs in Detroit. Plugs Biden is the leader of the Gaff Parade in DC and won't miss a chance to be a real clown for a change.

    September 2, 2012 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  21. Allen Clark

    Who ever took it, did detroit a favor. Anything to shut him up is a blessing. Somebody need to safe biden from himself.

    September 2, 2012 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  22. Joe Pritchard

    I know that Detroit Democrats didn't steal the truck because they specialize in Escalades. Ask Jesse Jackson. Somebody stole his from the same parking lot.

    September 2, 2012 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  23. Guest

    The irony is so rich in this. jb and his gang have been robbing blind, and he gets his stuff ripped off in a city that is broke. As I said, so much irony...

    September 2, 2012 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  24. biglouie15

    Can't blame it on the Republicans as there are none in Detroit.

    September 2, 2012 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  25. scottyr77

    I'm not bringing it back! Is anyone interested in fertilizer for hair plugs?

    September 2, 2012 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
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