Humor Break: Man who stole Obama’s teleprompter gets 7 years prison time

Posted by: ST on April 12, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Pausing in the middle of helping to (successfully) get Kermit Gosnell’s name trending on Twitter –  so as to shame the national MSM into devoting more attention to it –  to bring you this story (hat tip):

A career criminal who stole a truck containing President Obama’s audio equipment was sentenced Thursday to seven years in federal prison.

Sentencing guidelines called for a term of about three years, but Eric Brown of Richmond, Va., agreed to the longer sentence to avoid prosecution for 14 similar truck thefts in three localities. However, he could still face charges in Stafford County, which did not join Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties in the agreement.

Brown pleaded guilty in January to theft of government property.

“The theft of government property is a serious offense,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Roderick Young said in court. “It’s all the more serious when the property belongs to the White House Communications Agency.”

My theory was that TOTUS might have tried to escape on his own.  Can’t blame itit isn’t treated well, after all. No benefits, no vacation time, no “free health care” – nothing.

Doug Powers quips:

Let this stand as a lesson to anyone who might even consider stealing the mojo of the greatest orator the world has ever known.

Indeed. You can steal many things from the government (time, things, taxpayer money, etc) and not face that much jail time (in the case of stealing taxpayer money, sometimes you are even “rewarded” with re-election!) but don’t you DARE steal President Obama’s teleprompter aka “TOTUS”!  #LineInTheSand ;)

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  1. It is a well-studied and documented fact that more and more people have come to rely on their electronic devices, to the point the withdrawal from their interrupted use is usually only seen in drug addicts needing a fix. But when the Leader-From-Behind of the Free World cannot function effectively without his teleprompter, in the same fashion as Samson without his hair, we have a definite problem.

  2. Wait a minute, 7 years? 7? Seven? For swiping TOTUS? Blimey, liberal judges sentence pedophiles to less time.