In what was surely reminiscent of the "Close the blast door! Open the blast door!" Stormtrooper goof-up in Star Wars, some law enforcement types in our nations capital forgot to take a close look before raising up the moveable barriers. To quote DCist, our source, "What happens if a car gets caught over those retractable barriers? The answer is priceless." Thanks to Colin for the tip!
Deluge '06 Reporting: D.C. Wet and Crazy [DCIst.com]