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Truck Holding Barack Obama’s Teleprompter And Presidential Seal Stolen In Virginia

There is grinchyness afoot: An unmarked truck holding Barack Obama‘s audio equipment, teleprompter, podiums and presidential seal has evidently gone missing from the parking lot of Henrico, Virginia Marriott hotel in advance of the President’s scheduled visit to Chesterfield on Wednesday.

A local NBC affiliate has the details:

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Sources said inside that vehicle was about $200,000 worth of sound equipment, several podiums and presidential seals, behind which only the President himself can stand.

They told NBC12 around 12:30 Monday afternoon that truck was recovered in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express near the airport and hotel staff confirm police activity. One guest we spoke with said he saw various law enforcement agencies examining a white box truck parked there.

The Defense Information Systems Agency confirms that there was no sensitive material aboard the truck. Adding to the mystery, NBC12 discovered “a truck with US government tags” still parked in the lot of the Marriott hotel and the news team is waiting to see whether it is the original, stolen truck, or a second vehicle.

Have a look at the report, via NBC:

h/t NBC12 via NPR

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