This Army truck driver apparently decided overpass height requirements simply don't apply to them

Humor

Apparently some people take the displayed height requirements on an overpass as merely a suggestion, which gets you a situation like the one down near Virginia Beach on Monday.

According to the City of Virginia Beach Police Department, an Army truck got stuck in an underpass after (we assume) he or she thought, "Eh, fuck it" upon seeing the height requirement of 13 feet, 8 inches. That, or the driver just had no idea how tall the truck actually was.


It was stuck for about six hours, the police department told Task & Purpose, blocked several lanes of traffic, and halted the convoy, according to NBC news affiliate WAVY.

It wasn't clear what Army unit would be adding "look out for highway overpasses, you idiots" to its next pre-convoy brief.

No one was injured — except for "the seriously injured pride of the driver, the A-driver, the vehicle commander, the convoy commander, the entire military, and every single one of our forefathers," as Military Times' J.D. Simkins so poetically phrased it.

And understandably so, social media users had a freakin' ball with this.

"Where are all the PFCs?" One person asked. "They aren't pushing it yet?"

"When your the reason for this weeks safety brief," another person commented on the U.S. Army WTF Moments post.

"Something tells me 'watch this shit' was uttered many times...possibly shortly after someone said 'no you won't.'"

"The 91B in me says calmly assess the situation, but the H8 in me says fucking send it."

But this comment said it best: "I'm genuinely impressed for once."

SEE ALSO: 9 of the worst-named military missions and war games in history

WATCH NEXT: The Army Tests LSD on US Service Members

Photo: Lee County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

An Alabama woman was charged in the shooting death of her husband, an Army sergeant stationed at Fort Benning, just days after he filed for a restraining order against her.

Read More Show Less

U.S. Cyber Command is reportedly going on offense against Russia's power grid by placing "potentially crippling malware" in its systems, The New York Times reported Saturday.

The cyber incursions, authorized to Cyber Command under new authorities that do not require presidential approval, have gotten more "aggressive" and seem to be a warning that the U.S. can respond to Moscow's past cyberattacks, such as the 2016 incursion into the Democratic National Committee and its attack on Ukraine's power grid.

Read More Show Less

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

A Chicago veteran missed his graduation day in 1944 serving in World War II. But on Thursday, he walked across the stage, officially graduating with the Class of 2019.

Read More Show Less
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping, despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea.

Read More Show Less
(U.S. Navy photo)

The Navy has named a female president of the U.S. Naval War College for the first time in its history just days after ousting her predecessor amid allegations of excess spending and inappropriate behavior.

Read More Show Less