U.S. Rep. Graves says ‘knuckleheads’ should read Bible stolen from his SUV, return items

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., said he hopes whoever stole personal items that included a gun and a Bible from his SUV will have a change of heart.

“I hope these knuckleheads will read the Bible and make a return,” Graves said in an emailed statement to Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Regardless I’m very grateful for the swift response of the Atlanta Police Department, the U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement officers. I’m confident they will see this incident through to its conclusion.”

Graves told Atlanta police several items were stolen from his SUV when it was parked in a downtown deck Saturday night. Graves and a staff member, Travis Loudermilk, had already left a Baker Street deck when the two realized items were missing from the GMC Yukon, according to an Atlanta police report. Loudermilk is the son of U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga.

Graves and Loudermilk each reported their guns were stolen, along with a Bible, laptop and other items belonging to Graves, including his congressional ID.

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