Obama's limo gets car trouble in Israel

March 21, 2013 12:00 AM

President Obama is in the middle of a highly publicized trip to Israel, but apparently, his limo didn't get the memo. The president and his detail ran into car trouble with their limousine, which is aptly nicknamed "The Beast." 

"One of our vehicles is experiencing mechanical problems," Agent Edwin Donovan, a spokesman for the Secret Service, told ABC News. "This is why we bring multiple vehicles and a mechanic on trips." 

According to AutoBlog, although the Secret Service is mum on the details surrounding the issue, The Times of Israel reported that someone had filled the car with gasoline instead of diesel. There's not much known about Obama's limousine, but considering the fact that the framework of the vehicle is based on a heavy-duty truck, it's not surprising that it's powered by diesel fuel. 

Until the powers that be can get "The Beast" up and running with the right car repair, the group is using a replacement vehicle flown in from Jordan. The original car was taken away on a flatbed truck and should be getting the tune up it needs. 

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