Ben Carson rescued from a Miami elevator while Alonzo Mourning waits

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson touring an apartment at Eureka Garden in Jacksonville

Ben Carson's housing tour in Miami on Wednesday hit an unusual snag.

Former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, who helped develop the complex, waited for Carson outside of the elevator as firefighters rescued Carson and six others, including Carson's wife Candy.

While on his way to meet with Miami residents about their experiences living in public housing, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson got a first-hand look. He played billiards at a senior housing complex in Allapattah, and foosball with Miami-Dade's housing director in Overtown.

According to New York Daily News, the budget calls for HUD to lose more than $6 billion in funding, and an end to community development grants to areas like the ones Carson is touring.

Responders from the Miami-Dade fire department came to pry the doors open and Mourning apologized to Carson for the mishap.

Carson took the incident in good spirits, smiling as he emerged from the elevator. Carson and his wife were eventually freed from the elevator by firefighters on the scene, creating quite a chaotic and weird scene but hopefully gave the fledgling Cabinet member some food for thought. As he was led into an elevator at Collins Park, he asked, "Do we have the key?", according to the Herald.