In what may be a sign of things to come, the official presidential seal fell off the side of US President Barack Obama’s limo as it drove down I-76 in Philadelphia last week.
While many would think the presidential seal would be embossed on the tank-like limosene, in fact they are magnetic decals “like the cheesy signs real-estate agents slap on the sides of their cars to maintain its tax-deductibility,” writes USA Today.
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told CNN that once they figured out the seal was missing, agents and Philly police went back to look for it that night, but couldn’t find it.
“It happens periodically,” he said.
Fortunately, a local officer found the logo while helping a driver whose car broke down on the side of the road, reports Philadelphia Daily News.
“We’re very grateful. It’s in my office now, but it will be shipped back to Washington, D.C.,” special agent Cynthia Wofford said.