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. jlburdge

    You mean that they didn't have an extra copy of biden's script?

    September 3, 2012 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  2. right

    Looks like some Chicago values at work in Detroit.

    September 3, 2012 07:34 am at 7:34 am |
  3. Systemic Necrosis

    Detroit? The Union Capital of the USA has a thief brazen enough to steal from 'Old Joe"?
    I see broken kneecaps and crushed fingers in someone's future.
    But maybe he can hideout in all that reclaimed farmland in Detroit.

    September 3, 2012 07:34 am at 7:34 am |
  4. joseph

    It's a shame that the theft did not alter his plans,this leech under the guise of a public servant needs to be brought back to reality.I consider him a subversive who aides and knowingly allows treason to occur while still promoting the Kenyan Barry Sotoreo.A useless tool who in my opinion unfortunatly reflects the ignorance of his constituents,assuming the election process is legitimate.

    September 3, 2012 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  5. rightside

    Just some of the brothers getting their piece of the pie. Maybe Obama's sons?

    September 3, 2012 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  6. joe

    If Obama had a son he would look just like the get away driver:)

    September 3, 2012 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
  7. Steve P

    Once they find out it belongs to Biden, they will return it

    September 3, 2012 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  8. connielynda

    What more could you expect in a city that liberals completely destroyed and left people to fend for themselves. Detroit citizens what is left of them were hoping for change by voting Obama in'08 now get revenge for being ignored, Detroit is a hellhole thanks to liberal/democrat policies and they complete corrupted the minds of the people who live there.

    September 3, 2012 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  9. D Duck

    Not stolen.. Redistributed by the 99%

    September 3, 2012 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  10. Samanzing

    Obviously a plan by the Obama aministration to keep Biden quiet.

    September 3, 2012 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  11. DS

    Maybe the U-Haul had Biden's brain in it (or his meds)

    September 3, 2012 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  12. Jack

    Truck was full of large non sequential bills. Obama bucks!!!! Win Michigan!

    September 3, 2012 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  13. motorman

    most likely by people who holder refers to as "my people"

    September 3, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  14. Garo bill

    Oh no! How could this have happened in DETROIT? Tsk, Tsk, what's this world coming to (sarcasm intended)?

    September 3, 2012 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
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