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.


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soundoff (164 Responses)
  1. biglouie15

    Can't blame it on the Republicans as there are none in Detroit. However, it could be the work of the DNC as they don't want Joe to put his foot in his mouth again.

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

    Was Biden in it???

    September 2, 2012 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  3. Doc

    Please tell us Biden was in the truck when it was stolen

    September 2, 2012 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  4. lin

    they need more welfare

    September 2, 2012 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  5. seenoland54

    Oh no! They got a truck full of chains!

    September 2, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  6. ProudFormerSailor

    BWA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Welcome to Detroit - may you receive the same treatment that OWS people got when they were in Detroit. XD

    September 3, 2012 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  7. Bomar

    Hope Joe will be in Full Body Armour.

    September 3, 2012 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  8. Neil R

    Are we sure Ol' Joe didn't just forget where he parked it?

    September 3, 2012 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  9. Jim in Austin

    Solen? No, this arranged theft is how Democrats pay off their union pals.

    September 3, 2012 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  10. Lukuj

    Think of the equipment as redistributed, not stolen.

    September 3, 2012 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  11. Joseph

    Detroit is coming out for Biden in a big way.

    September 3, 2012 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  12. drcole

    Well, somehow...this was Bush's or the GOP's fault...don't know how...but that's what the Obama Campaign is thinking they need to spin it to be that way.

    September 3, 2012 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  13. charlesamiller

    If you have a Uhaul, you didn't rent that! Somebody else rented that!

    September 3, 2012 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  14. ArthurVandalay

    Just Crazy Uncle Joe "spreading the wealth around" on his new "Summer of Recovery Tour 3- This Time for Sure."

    September 3, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  15. AZWarrior

    No doubt by one of their own Democrats.

    September 3, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  16. Name

    I guess not only do you steal our money, our taxpayer funded items are also stolen

    September 3, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  17. joey bambbozler

    ha ha, he ain't gettin it back either

    September 3, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  18. Johnny Simpson

    Are they sure Uncle Joe didn't just misplace it with his brain?

    September 3, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  19. John

    Its not thief, it is redistribution of wealth, so what is the problem?

    September 3, 2012 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  20. John

    It was the tax payers equipment anyway and they were just taking it back

    September 3, 2012 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  21. Abe Reles

    Axelrod & Co. figured out how to keep Tripwire Joe from campaigning for Romney/Ryan. Shame. He's the gift that keeps on giving. I was looking forward to watching him blow up like a Bouncing Betty mine again.

    September 3, 2012 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  22. 2020

    That is ok.

    Biden knows his stuff inside out. he is not Romney, doesn't need his telepromter.

    Go for it. Joe

    September 3, 2012 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  23. charlesamiller

    Ironically, the U-Haul was full of speeches that Joe Biden has stolen over the decades.

    September 3, 2012 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  24. d

    Tea party sabotage
    or
    Joe Biden false flag

    September 3, 2012 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  25. "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." --B. Obama

    joey biden is a disaster.

    September 3, 2012 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
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