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Ross loses security detail in the Hamptons: report

Ross loses security detail in the Hamptons: report
© Greg Nash

Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossOn The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits Census Bureau racing to complete noncitizen data, watchdog says MORE reportedly lost his security detail during a trip to Southampton, N.Y., resulting in his detail handing out business cards at a local restaurant in its search for the Cabinet member.

“His security people lost him in the Hamptons,” a source told New York Post’s Page Six.

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“They went into the Golden Pear in Southampton and said, ‘Has anyone seen him?’ ”

“They said they had lost him and asked anyone who spotted him to call them. They gave out cards that said ‘Commerce Department security’ — and told the owner, ‘If you see him, will you call us immediately?’ ”

A second source told the newspaper that Ross had not dodged his detail last Friday, but arrived late at the meeting point.

A spokesperson for the Department of Commerce said Ross’s detail found the secretary in minutes.

“Five minutes later, they realized where he was. Mystery solved,” the spokesperson told Page Six.