Obama’s limo, ‘The Beast,’ breaks down in Israel after being filled with wrong fuel [PHOTOS]

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

One of President Obama’s specially-designed armored Cadillac limos — called “The Beast” — broke down in Israel after it was filled with gasoline, instead of diesel, by mistake.

The eight-ton vehicle “stalled shortly after the American president landed in Israel,” according to News 2, an Israeli news service.

News 2 emphasized that the mistake was the “result of incorrect refueling conducted by U.S. personnel accompany[ing] Obama during his visit here.”

According to the Times of Israel, the vehicle was parked at Ben-Gurion Airport and failed to start.

A replacement limo was flown from a U.S. facility in Jordan to Israel via transport plane, according to the Times.

Photos of the broken-down Beast on the back of a tow truck have moved like a speeding motorcade across the Internet, with some mocking the incident as yet another impact of the March 1 sequester.

News reports gave no indication to the extent of any damage potentially caused by the fuel mix-up.

The tank-like vehicles are estimated to be worth at least $300,000 each.

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Correction: The Beast runs on diesel.