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Mark-1 Plumbing: Truck From Texas Winds Up With Militants in Syria

By    |   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 06:06 PM

A photo of an old truck with a Mark-1 Plumbing logo on the side that used to belong to a Texas plumber has showed up on Twitter being used in Syria's civil war.

The truck was posted on an Islamic militant group's Twitter feed, leading people in Texas to believe the plumber is aiding terrorists, KHOU-TV reported.

But the truck was traded at AutoNation Ford and then went to auction. "We had no intentions or no idea that this would even happen," said Jeff Oberholtzer, who is the son of Mark-1's owner.

Mark Oberholtzer said he’s never been to Syria and would never willingly aid fundamentalist rebels, The Daily Mail reported.

After the picture was posted online by the Islamic group Ansar al-Deen Front, Oberholtzer of Texas City began getting flooded with phone calls and threats.

Oberholtzer said he expected the auto dealer to remove the sticker after he traded the vehicle in.

“They were supposed to have done it and it looks like they didn’t do it,” Oberholtzer said, according to The Galveston Daily News. “How it ended up in Syria, I’ll never know.”

The Ford F-250 pickup truck is shown in images carrying an anti-aircraft gun, however a video of a different vehicle firing from the same location suggests the image may have been digitally altered, The Daily Mail said.

Oberholtzer has hired a lawyer and hopes to force Twitter to remove the photo, CBS News reported.

Twitter users commented about the story.







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