May 23rd, 2011
12:07 PM ET
'The Beast' met its match Monday in Dublin.
One of President Obama’s heavily armored Cadillacs was stuck for more than 15 minutes as it emerged from the U.S. embassy in Dublin Monday.A video posted on YouTube shows the massive limo getting stuck as it emerges from a steep incline out of the embassy and wedged on the curb below. Gasps are heard from the crowd as a secret service agent inspects the car for damage. Security vehicles quickly swooped in to hide the vehicle from public view.
The president reportedly watched in a second limo as agents worked to unwedge the the vehicle that replaced the prior presidential limousine when Obama took office in January, 2009. It is designed to withstand numerous hazardous situations - except pavement?
UPDATE: The Secret Service has released a statement on the incident: