Thief Swipes Obama's Teleprompter

Truck containing $200K of equipment stolen in Virginia
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2011 7:47 AM CDT
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, is seen through a teleprompter.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – He took the words right out of Barack Obama's mouth—sort of. A thief (or thieves...) in Henrico, Va., made off with a truck that just so happened to contain the president's teleprompter, podium, related audio equipment, and, should he have been unclear on just who he ripped off, presidential seals. NBC12 reports that the truck was recovered yesterday afternoon in a Holiday Inn Express parking lot. The truck did not contain classified material, according to an official. But it's also unclear if it still contained the $200,000 worth of equipment it was carting around.

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