US President Barack Obama’s heavily armoured Cadillac, nicknamed “The Beast”, became stuck on a ramp at the US embassy in Dublin, RTE state radio reported Monday.
The first cars in the presidential motorcade emerged up the ramp from the car park beneath the complex in Ballsbridge and passed through the gates without incident, but The Beast quickly ran into trouble and got beached.
“The Beast was coming along and suddenly there was a loud kind of bang, metal-on-metal, grinding, crunching noise and the car was stuck,” an RTE reporter said.
The reporter said that as it drove out, the car appeared to have got its low underbelly caught on a piece of metal sticking up that a gate might lock into.
US President Barack Obama's heavily armoured Cadillac, nicknamed "The Beast", became stuck on a…
by Joseph T. Williams / May 23, 2011