Obama's speech equipment stolen in Virginia

By Julia Edwards

October 18, 2011

A truck carrying $200,000 worth of equipment for President Obama's upcoming speech in Chesterfield County, Va., in the Richmond area, was stolen in nearby Henrico on Monday, according to local NBC affiliate WWBT.

The truck contained sound equipment, podiums, and presidential seals, which may have tipped the thieves off that they had stolen something bigger than they had intended. The truck was recovered in a local Holiday Inn Express parking lot, though it is not clear whether it was found by federal or local law enforcement or whether the equipment was still inside.

The president is scheduled to visit Virginia on Wednesday to campaign for his American Jobs Act.


By Julia Edwards

October 18, 2011

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