Count on LU to bring you important firsts in the annals of law enforcement. We bring you this first secondhand, courtesy of the Smoking Gun:
A South Carolina woman told cops that a male acquaintance stole “her government issued ‘Obama Phone’” and a pair of DVDs from her residence, according to a police report.
Rosa Clowney, a 61-year-old Spartanburg resident, told officers that she had invited a man named “Ted” over to her house Thursday night to watch a pair of movies she had borrowed from the library (“Act of Valor” and “The Bourne Identity”).
After watching the films, Clowney told police, “Ted” left her residence with the DVDs and her blue “Obama Phone.” Clowney said that she had no other information about “Ted,” adding that she was reporting the theft because “the library was going to charge her $65.00 for the missing movies.”
The Spartanburg Police Department larceny report is apparently the first time the phrase “Obama Phone” has been memorialized in such a document. [Emphasis added]