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Presidential Equipment Stolen

So apparently, this happened:
A truck filled with President Obama's podiums and audio equipment was stolen in Henrico just days before his visit to Chesterfield.

We confirmed an investigation with the U.S. Defense Department. There are still a lot of questions. The biggest one being did the thieves intentionally target the President's truck or did they take advantage of a crime of opportunity and give a big "uh-oh" when they saw what was inside.

When you see President Obama speak, there is a pretty typical setup including the presidential seal on a podium, the see-thru Teleprompter and a portable sound system.

Thieves saw the truck carrying that equipment and couldn't resist the target.

We're told the truck was parked at the Virginia Center Commons Courtyard Marriott in advance on Wednesday's presidential visit to Chesterfield.

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.
I'm guessing that the thieves did not see "the truck carrying that equipment and couldn't resist" stealing it. More than likely, the truck was stolen without the ne'er-do-wells realizing what they had just taken.

Either way, it has to make you wonder how on earth someone was able to steal anything belonging to the President. I would have thought that everything associated with any POTUS would be carefully guarded -- not simply parked in a Courtyard by Marriott parking lot...