President Obama's limo (aka "The Beast") gets stuck on a ramp

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Updated 3:12 E.D.T.

(CBS) - Well, this is embarrassing. President Obama was on his way to what was no doubt an important meeting in Ireland, when the presidential limo got stuck on a ramp. What followed is a nice reminder than everyone - even the president of the United States - is a victim of the whims of fate.

The presidential limo - also known as "The Beast" - is basically what an APC designed by Cadillac would look like. But even Cadillac One is no match for an odd angle. According to BBC News, "A witness said that as it drove out, the car appeared to get its low underbelly caught on a piece of metal sticking up that a gate might lock into."

Fortunately, the limo was not carrying the President at the time (he and the First Lady were in a different car.) Unfortunately, The Beast had to be put down. (Not really.)

  • Bailey Johnson

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