When you see a brightly colored, reflective traffic arm blocking the path of your car, you probably assume it’s down for a good reason — to keep you and your vehicle safe from whatever is going on beyond it. But one driver apparently saw that precautionary measure as an optional kind of thing, and ended up with his minivan stuck in the gap of a drawbridge.

According to Green Bay Metro Fire Department, the man somehow got his vehicle around the bridge’s gates, reports WBAY.com.

As a result, his van was too far out onto the bridge as it was opening, allowing his vehicle to become wedged into the gap.

“We had a couple firemen that put harnesses on so we could tie ’em off so they wouldn’t have to…