A Secret Service agent has lost his badge, gun, and radio when a bag was stolen from his car, the latest in a series of mishaps for the agency charged with protecting the president and his family.
The agent had parked his vehicle several blocks from the White House just before 4pm on Monday, according to a police report filed with the Metropolitan Police Department.
When he returned to the vehicle, he noticed the back window of the vehicle was open, and a bag containing the items — along with a flash drive and handcuffs — was missing, the report said.
A Secret Service spokesman declined comment on the incident on Tuesday.
The agency has weathered a lengthy list of problems during the past few years, including a prostitution scandal in Colombia, a drinking and driving incident, and a high-profile security lapse when a man jumped the fence surrounding the complex and ran into the mansion armed with a knife.
Earlier this month, an officer was indicted for allegedly trying to “sext” with someone he thought was a teenager, but was actually an undercover officer.