Photo: Caption contest

A red station wagon is shown submerged in Gastineau Channel at Harris Harbor on Friday afternoon. The driver told an Empire staff member that he had been the designated driver on New Year’s Eve and parked his car at the harbor to sleep but must have not put the transmission in park. He awoke as the car was rolling downhill into the water. The driver was able to safely escape and the car was towed out of the channel by Friday afternoon. The Empire posted the photo to social media, and here’s what some of our Facebook friends had to say when asked to write their own caption:

Michael Haase: “You have reached Subaru customer service. For sales, press 1. For warranty repair, press 2. If you tried to use your vehicle as a submarine, press 3.”

Kimberly Essary: “I could’ve sworn the rental agreement said it was a Scubaru.”

Melanie Baillie: “Juneau body, but it runs good.”

Amy Myers: “Google maps said turn left. So I turned left.”

Angela London: “Just another tourist trying to drive on the Alaska Marine Highway.”

Brittany Kay Honsinger: “Do they have to pay the harbor for boat parking?”

Mareta A. Bates: “Someone found a solution to downtown’s parking issues.”

Hal Jordan: “Like a good neighbor … ”

Joseph Hart: “Go go gadget … submarine!”

Sheryl Lynn: “They said my tires were fully inflated.”

Shannon West: “Umm. Hello Mom … Can I talk to Dad please …”

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