Obama’s teleprompter, speaker system stolen in Virginia

Officials say truck reportedly carrying equipment was recovered in a parking lot shortly after theft

Law enforcement officials are investigating the theft of a truck accompanying U.S. President Barack Obama on a speaking tour in Chesterfield, Va. A news organization in nearby Richmond reported that the vehicle contained equipment worth an estimated $200,000, including a portable sound system, and a teleprompter. The truck was later recovered in a nearby parking lot. No suspects have been arrested, and officials say the investigation continues. In a statement, the Defense Information Systems Agency said: “No classified or sensitive information was in the vehicle.” Obama is touring through the area to drum up support for his job-creating legislation in the run up to the 2012 presidential elections.


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