Those Barricades Sure Looked SUV Proof

All the barricades around the Capitol Building, which look like they could stop a tank, only inconvenience SUV drivers.

This morning around 8am, an armed man in a light-colored SUV drove through a barricade at the Capitol in the vicinity of the visitors’ center construction.

Only bending a fender after surmounting the barricades and crashing into a water fountain, he jumped out of the SUV and ran into the Rotunda, with Capitol Police hot on his trail.

The Capitol went into lock down, and the guy was arrested in the basement, apparently mid-seizure. CNN has more details and a video.

All drama aside, I got $5 that says the Capitol Police will institute a Capitol Hill SUV ban by week’s end.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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