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. Jean Poole

    In Detroit, what do you expect?

    September 3, 2012 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  2. swagner@ptd.net

    Gee, what a shame. Too bad Biden wasn't in it when it was stolen. Biden is #2 loser in the Obama administration.

    September 3, 2012 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  3. JAG

    Couldn't have happened to a better bigot.

    September 3, 2012 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  4. Mike Hunt

    Right, the economy is improving so much that Bidens equipment / truck gets stole. Better off than we were 4 years ago. lol.

    September 3, 2012 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  5. Upstater

    This story speaks for itself, but I guess it is OK as Obama (and Biden) have been stealing from the rest of the country for the people of Detroit and their ilk

    September 3, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  6. Pookie

    You have to got to be kidding right? I think this pretty much sums up the last four years.

    September 3, 2012 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  7. MotorMount

    A U-Haul stolen in Detroit! Never heard of such a thing!
    Perhaps if he had used chains . . . .

    September 3, 2012 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  8. enuff

    Boy that secret service is batting a thousand lately.

    September 3, 2012 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  9. TreShonte LaVarius"Willie" Dixon

    I bet those were some disappointed thieves.

    September 3, 2012 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  10. I. Madoff-Withyourstuff

    The U-Haul wasn't stolen, it was just borrowed by some fun-loving Detroiters.

    September 3, 2012 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  11. deedeemao

    Oh no! His big shoes, his squirting flower, his selzer bottle, his bicycle horn and that funny little car he and the other clowns ride in, All Missing!!!!

    September 3, 2012 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  12. waitforflash

    Obama sold it for campaign money :)

    September 3, 2012 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  13. ADM

    Biden doesn't need any equipment. Just give him a podium, and Sir Gaffelot will do the rest.

    September 3, 2012 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  14. Vincent

    Worth less than zero when these guys try to fence the goods.

    September 3, 2012 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  15. Jeff

    Maybe the thieves were just making sure the wealthy paid their "fair share". The president says that's good. Or does the thief need a government middleman to make it okie dokie?

    At least here in this small minor way, the progressives reaped the rewards of their policies which created the 3rd world city of modern Detroit.

    September 3, 2012 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  16. Tamale Zebra

    I guess it wasn't chained up.

    September 3, 2012 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  17. lukuj

    don't think of it as stealing. Think of it as re-distributing the wealth of equipment. It works for Obama and the Democrats.

    September 3, 2012 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  18. Les

    Dear Joe: Check American Jewelry and Loan on Tuesday. You can buy your stuff back at a fair price.

    September 3, 2012 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  19. Mr. Straight Talk

    I hope they didn't steal the U-Haul that carries all his gaffes.

    September 3, 2012 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  20. Bernard obryant

    Wow who is that dumb but that detriot so everything go

    September 3, 2012 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  21. da truth

    It was a teleprompter. But since ol joe never looks at it anyway it wont matter

    September 3, 2012 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  22. Terry

    Of the irony of it.

    September 3, 2012 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  23. Mike

    The Democratic party has asked that Biden's comic books and Rogaine please be returned from the U-haul.

    September 3, 2012 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  24. Thomas Weaver

    Oh, oh! Mr. Bite Me's Gaff'e Preventer is missing again.

    September 3, 2012 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  25. jesse keyes

    Bush did it!

    September 3, 2012 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
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