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Glenn Beck wrecked a rental at his daughter's wedding over the weekend.
"So my rental car got totaled this weekend ... at my daughter's wedding," the outspoken talk-show host wrote on Twitter.
On his radio show on Tuesday, Beck described the ordeal, saying after the ceremony he parked the rental SUV—a Ford Expedition—along a rain-soaked hill in the Finger Lakes area of New York, and forgot to put on the parking brake. Beck and his wife had already gotten out of the car when it began to slide, eventually flipping over, he said.
The former Fox News host was at the door to his lakeside cottage when he heard his wife, Tania, scream.
"I see my wife dressed in her evening gown from the wedding, and she's holding on to the door handle of the car as the car is starting to slide down the hill, and I just said, 'Let it go honey,'" Beck said. "And the car rolled down the hill. And rolled. And flipped."
No one was hurt, though he said a member of his security team barely escaped injury from the SUV thinking one of Beck's kids was still inside.
He "got into the front of the car [and] looked behind him to see if my son was in the backseat," the 48-year-old conservative lightning rod continued. "He jumped out of the car just as it started to roll. ... It was like an action movie.
"I honestly said to the kids, 'Well let's go say our prayers and go to bed,'" Beck said. "It was just one of those days. I watched my car roll down the hill, literally roll. I just stood there. And I'm like, 'All right let's go to bed.'"
The next morning, Beck assessed the damage. "All the windows were broken out of it," he said. "The axle is bent. It was horrible."
Photos of the wreck were later posted on Beck's website, TheBlaze.com.
"This is like the end of 'Father of the Bride,'" he said. "Everything you've done. It's in God's hands now."
The rental was insured, Beck added.