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

    What's the surprise? It's Detroit, the cesspool of the country.

    September 3, 2012 01:51 am at 1:51 am |
  2. Piquerish

    Well, look on the bright side of life. The thieves were almost certainly and certifiably from the libtard voter pool. So that junk went to a good cause. In fact, it'd represent the most generous gift the redoubtable Plugs Biden has given any charity in several decades.

    September 3, 2012 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  3. stagecoachdriver

    Oops, there went the TelePrompter! Joe's going to have to wing it again.

    September 3, 2012 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  4. Name monica

    I think mitt/lying Ryan paid someone to do it.( ijs

    September 3, 2012 02:28 am at 2:28 am |
  5. blognothingblog

    Nothing to see here. Someone's just spreadin' the wealth around.

    September 3, 2012 02:31 am at 2:31 am |
  6. Steven H Ahle

    How many cities must be slapping themselves on the head, asking themselves why they didn't think of that?

    September 3, 2012 02:33 am at 2:33 am |
  7. GRIZZ MANN

    I hope it wasn't his brand new teleprompter. Watch for Joe announcing he is really a Republican.

    September 3, 2012 02:33 am at 2:33 am |
  8. AmericanWaxwing

    Maybe it was full of taxpayer money.

    September 3, 2012 02:34 am at 2:34 am |
  9. Dean

    It's called spread the wealth here in the "D"

    September 3, 2012 02:36 am at 2:36 am |
  10. frank

    Biden, what a clown, this guy can't get a break, everything !!!!

    September 3, 2012 02:44 am at 2:44 am |
  11. Michael Miller

    the only way to prevent auth-theft is to make cars illegal.

    September 3, 2012 02:44 am at 2:44 am |
  12. jonny

    sometimes pandering to a certain element of society has it's drawbacks

    September 3, 2012 02:52 am at 2:52 am |
  13. Griff.

    "Where's my Tackle? Oh, I'll never get to heaven now!"

    September 3, 2012 02:53 am at 2:53 am |
  14. swimologist

    Ah-ha-ha! You can't write this stuff!

    September 3, 2012 03:05 am at 3:05 am |
  15. Kyle Parker

    Detroit? Biden you should get back to your frat-boy friends back on the east coast. At least you are safer there. Don't feed the union thugz in Detroit, just stay out and let them implode. Hey, did we get back our money from the auto-makers yet? IS that wwhat you were going to check on?

    September 3, 2012 03:10 am at 3:10 am |
  16. dave

    They didn't steal that.

    September 3, 2012 03:17 am at 3:17 am |
  17. Heimdall

    Police are on the lookout for a pair of giant shoes, a rainbow wig, a red rubber nose, and a large quantity of confetti...

    September 3, 2012 03:28 am at 3:28 am |
  18. Buzz

    This is going viral around the Internet. Today is "National Empty Chair" day. Please place and empty chair on your porch, lawn, sidewalk, roof, anywhere it can be seen in honor of Clint Eastwood's very funny and truth reveling about Obama "empty chair" routine at the Republician convention. Pass this along on other sites, via your Facebook, Twitter, email etc. Lets get millions of empty chairs displayed to show just how Obama has been missing in action and what an empty suit he has been.

    September 3, 2012 03:34 am at 3:34 am |
  19. Renaldo Himmelbeiber IV

    Wow,the streets of Detroit arent safe. Alert the media!!!!!!

    September 3, 2012 03:37 am at 3:37 am |
  20. Ernesto

    Detroit? Lets wonder what race of thug is responsible for this one? Hope and change is translated to do anything criminal you want as long as Obama and Holder are still pimpin the White House, and as Ray Nagan once said of his New Orleans, a "Chocolate City".

    September 3, 2012 03:38 am at 3:38 am |
  21. Ernesto

    4th generation Hispanic here and proud American. Sick of thugs and thuggery. Work hard, not steal, and shape your life and this nation the way my grandfathers did once. They made lives and generations with the little they came here with.

    September 3, 2012 03:46 am at 3:46 am |
  22. Oben

    Let them steal but vote Obama/Biden 100%

    September 3, 2012 03:58 am at 3:58 am |
  23. Kim

    Listen Detroit, give President Obama & VP Joe Biden their equipment back. I was born & raised in MI & I love Detroit. MI is by far one of the prettiest States in this beautiful Country, & if you haven't discovered it yet you don't know what you're missing! Now, give it back! Obama/Biden are trying to dig MI out of the mess the Repubs put us in & you stealing their equipment isn't helping the cause. Do the right thing & help the cause, don't be part of the problem! We love you Detroit even if the rest of the Country thinks you're a Hell hole, we know the truth!!!!!

    September 3, 2012 04:00 am at 4:00 am |
  24. Eric Jordan

    Maybe old Joe just forgot where he parked it.
    It will no doubt show up at the same place as the British Politician's speech that was also stolen – oops no – that was Joe who did the stealing.

    Joe would need both hands and a road map to find his backside.

    September 3, 2012 04:07 am at 4:07 am |
  25. BO the BFer

    Damn cannibals. The Democrats are eating their own.

    September 3, 2012 04:07 am at 4:07 am |
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