When Mark Oberholtzer, owner of Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City, Texas, sold his black Ford F-250 to a dealership in Houston, he didn’t put much thought into where the vehicle would end up. But thanks to social media, now he knows it’s in the hands of Islamic extremists fighting against the Syrian government:
When this picture of the truck (above), complete with Mark-1’s logo and phone number, popped up on Twitter about a year after it was sold, it wasn’t long before the angry phone calls started coming in (over 1,000 in the first few days alone), many of which accused Oberholtzer of supporting terrorism. However, the small-business owner was just as surprised as everyone else.
“How it ended up in Syria, I’ll never know,” Oberholtzer told a Galveston newspaper. “I just want it to go away, to tell you the truth.”
Now, Oberholtzer is suing the dealer who bought his truck, AutoNation Ford Gulf Freeway. Although the company most likely had nothing to do with the truck ending up in Syria, Oberholtzer claims its failure to remove his company’s logo and phone number, despite assurances to the contrary, resulted in “severe harm.”
(Source: The Washington Post)