Last time my gf and I were at DCA we were hanging out in front of the Giant Hubcap when the big waterfall/fountain turned off. The it started doing its routine where it gradually starts turning on from right to left but when it got about 1/3 of the way across one of the jets shot the water straight out rather than like a waterfall and completely soaked a mom and her toddler who were sitting on the bench in front of it. They totally didn't see it coming and although they were obviously upset, my gf and I had to quick look the other way before we busted up laughing. The mom promptly found a CM and took him to the scene of the crime I suppose expecting him to give the fountain a stern talking-to.
Has anyone else ever scene the fountain do something like this? I know it can get pretty big at times but I've never seen it fire out over the bench! It was kind of cruelly hilarious.