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. Mark

    Hope and Change! When are the people of Detroit going to realize that voting Democrat only means more taxes and less employment. Detroit is the perfect example of what happens when liberals take over.

    September 3, 2012 04:28 am at 4:28 am |
  2. Anonymous

    They probably just wanted the wheels and didn't even know it was Joe Bidens, a Uhaul getting stolen in Detroit is like a regular Tuesday afternoon, or Wednesday or Thursday...

    September 3, 2012 04:48 am at 4:48 am |
  3. Afghan Whig

    Where's Gran Torino when you need him?

    September 3, 2012 05:00 am at 5:00 am |
  4. ricardo

    He's still got his foot and his mouth. What else does he need?

    September 3, 2012 05:02 am at 5:02 am |
  5. Daniel

    Odds are the thieves vote Democrat.

    September 3, 2012 05:04 am at 5:04 am |
  6. Sue Tipping

    Living 50 miles from Detroit in another city slowly deteriorating I find this story humorous. Sad, but humorous. Detroit is like a woman who stayed in an abusive marriage for 50 years, continuously beat up and starved. She looks up after 50 years and wonders what went wrong. What went wrong is this:
    Dem rule and unions broke Detroit along with the federal governments vow in the 1970s to send all manufacturing overseas while we became the buyers of the products produced. We were sold out when we went off the gold standard. The rest of the world did not want us to, but we did it anyway. Now, we are no longer "gold" to the rest of the world.

    September 3, 2012 05:18 am at 5:18 am |
  7. TEA PARTY PATRIOT

    Now Biden Knows how we feel when they break their oath of office, steal our money, freedoms, and liberties. and subvert the United Stataes Constitution, The Bill Of Rights and The Declaration of Independence.
    Impeach Obama and Biden.

    Tea Party Patriot
    Vote Them Out November6.2012.

    September 3, 2012 05:32 am at 5:32 am |
  8. Sparky2

    Be assured, a democrat stole the equipment! Democrats represent those who contribute the least to our society tied in with those who simply want to live off the taxpayer. Obama/Biden is their champion. Look how Obama just issued an order 3 weeks ago eliminating the requirement of work effort to get a welfare check. This, along with food stamps, section 8 housing, free medical care and no taxes, makes these Obama supporters his base and Obama keeps feeding and building up these government dependent 'voters'. Our country is going downhill with these democrats and will get even worse if Obama gets re-elected. Wake up America!

    September 3, 2012 05:55 am at 5:55 am |
  9. BcdErick

    Joe's doomed. I bet his brain was in that van too.

    September 3, 2012 05:57 am at 5:57 am |
  10. Don

    That's DNC supporters taking care of their people.

    September 3, 2012 06:06 am at 6:06 am |
  11. ColdBeerz

    Joe, welcome to Detroit, 51 years of Democratic policy in place.

    September 3, 2012 06:16 am at 6:16 am |
  12. JD Kinnick

    More "hope and change?":

    September 3, 2012 06:17 am at 6:17 am |
  13. Founding Father

    Nobody should be surprised – Detroit is filled with Democrats and I'm sure the people who stole it are Democrats. They're just putting the progressive liberal ideology of class warfare into action, taking from the 'haves' and giving it to themselves. Theft and redistribution are core principles in the Democrat ideology (along with envy, jelousy and greed).

    September 3, 2012 06:45 am at 6:45 am |
  14. yankeefan

    Oooooo those wascawwy wepubwicans

    September 3, 2012 06:50 am at 6:50 am |
  15. Bruce Wayne

    Perhaps an unemployed illegal immigrant needed it to get back home to look for work.

    September 3, 2012 06:58 am at 6:58 am |
  16. Chris Crowley

    Hope they find his mini bar.

    September 3, 2012 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  17. Tony

    It wasn't stolen....it was redistributed.

    September 3, 2012 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  18. rick

    Oh dear. Why would anyone want to steal anything that belonged to Joe Biden? I'm sure they will give it back when they open their morning papers and realize the great wrong that they've done.

    September 3, 2012 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  19. Voter

    Didnt the mayor of detroit just say a couple weeks ago that o has never come to detroit as pres?
    Was he there last year or not? Which one is wrong?

    September 3, 2012 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  20. barackolypsenow

    It's Bush's fault this truck was stolen. No one in Detroit is capable of this heinous act otherwise.

    September 3, 2012 07:18 am at 7:18 am |
  21. P. Jonesie

    Is there a punch line somewhere?

    September 3, 2012 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  22. Lazybum

    Hey thief- You didn't take that! Obama helped!.

    September 3, 2012 07:22 am at 7:22 am |
  23. Bruce Toker

    Imagine that...no honor among democrats.

    September 3, 2012 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  24. Kat

    And I'm certain that the thieves would classify themselves as "republicans", too

    September 3, 2012 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  25. Independent Voter

    Now, he is really "GAFFING" What a joke!

    September 3, 2012 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
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