Barack Obama's limo, nicknamed "The Beast,' stalled on Wednesday after it's driver was supposed to pick up the president at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport in Israel but never made it there. The president is visiting the country to meet with Palestinian and Israeli leaders reports CNN.
The custom 9-ton, $1.5 million, practically indestructible stretch Caddie is 18 feet long and boasts military-grade armor plating, super thick bullet-proof glass windows, Boeing 757-type weighted doors, a reinforced steel chassis that is impenetrable by bombs or grenades and is equipped with night vision cameras, pump-action shotguns, tear gas cannons and bottles of the president's blood in case he needs a transfusion.
'The Beast' was scheduled to arrive at the airport at around 10 am and the president was set to land at noon. The vehicle which was shipped over from Washington D.C. to Israel for the president's visit was unable to start after the driver reportedly, fueled the diesel-only limo with regular gasoline.
A spokesman for the Secret Service however, refuted the rumors swirling around 'The Beast's latest breakdown by stating, that the limo had unspecified mechanical problems which are still under investigation. "The appropriate gas was put in the car,” Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told CNN. Even though the Secret Service are extremely tight-lipped about any specifics pertaining to the presidential limo, Donovan contends that the limo actually runs on gasoline.
However, according to CNN, an unnamed Israeli official is not backing down from his original statement that 'The Beast' was fueled incorrectly.
The car's breakdown was quickly remedied by a tow truck which flat bedded it. According to Donovan, the president always sends ahead multiple vehicles to places that he travels to, so a replacement limo was waiting at the airport when Obama's plane landed.
The famed limo made headlines back in May 2011 when it hit a snag on a ramp and stalled, as the president left the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Ireland.
Check out the towing of 'The Beast' in the video provided....
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