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Czech president caught on video stealing pen

News18

First published: April 13, 2011, 12:08 PM IST | Updated: April 13, 2011
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Czech president caught on video stealing pen
A video of Czech President Vaclav Klaus slipping a ceremonial pen has gone viral.

Czech television aired a video showing the Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus slipping a ceremonial pen into his pocket during an official visit to Chile. The incident happened on April 4, 2011 when Klaus was addressing a press conference with Chile's President Sebastian Pinera in La Moneda, Chile.

The pen that the Czech president apparently stole is encrusted with semi-precious Chilean lapiz lazuili stones, but Pinera spokeswoman Constanza Cea said the president's guests are free to take them.

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