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Before Biden Speech, Secret Service Has Truck Stolen in Detroit

Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Detroit to make a Labor Day speech—and while he was there somebody stole a Secret Service truck.

No, Biden was not in the truck at the time.

In another embarrassing Secret Service incident in a year that has had its share of them, the agency lost a truck and then found it again.

The Detroit police located the U-Haul truck rented by the agency about three miles away from where it was stolen outside the Westin Book Cadillac hotel on Sunday morning.

The Secret Service were quick to point out that the truck had no weapons on board—though agency spokesman Ed Donovan declined to say whether any equipment had been stolen from the truck.

In addition to the recovery of the truck, Detroit police also released photos of a male “person of interest” in the theft.

Detroit police spokeswoman Sgt. Eren Stephens sent an email to the Associated Press, saying that investigators hope the public will see the photos and help identify the man.

Biden addressed a union rally Monday to mark Labor Day. The rally was near the hotel.

Back in April, it was revealed that Secret Service personnel had been drinking heavily and cavorting with prostitutes ahead of President Obama’s trip to Colombia. Twelve members of the military were also investigated for allegedly hiring prostitutes.

Eight of the 12 Secret Service employees implicated in the scandal lost their jobs, another was in the process of losing his security clearances, and three agents were cleared of serious misconduct but still could be disciplined.

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