President Obama's car, aka "The Beast", was hobbled by a driveway as it tried to leave the U.S. Embassy in Dublin in front of a large crowd.
RTE said Obama and his wife Michelle stayed in the car while security officials and police officers went running over to the stranded vehicle.
After a while, the Obamas switched to another car to drive to the Marine Force One helicopter waiting to whisk them to the village of Moneygall, where one of Obama's great-great-great-grandfathers came from.
The Beast is designed to withstand all manner of attacks.
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