TX plumber’s old pickup truck ends up in Syria, mounted with terrorists’ guns (Video)

TX plumber’s old pickup truck ends up in Syria, mounted with terrorists’ guns (Video)

The question is how much cash did Syrian terrorists pay for that clunker, and how did it end up in their hands to begin with? Mark Oberholtzer, owner of Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City, Texas, would love to know.

The truck, which once belonged to him and still bears the company logo, appeared in a photo posted by the extremist group, Ansar al-Deen Front, which shows the Ford F-250 now retrofitted with machine guns.

Oberholtzer probably wouldn’t care as much about how his vehicle wound up in Syria except that he is receiving threats.

According to Fox News, Oberholtzer told the Galveston Daily News that “he traded in the truck three years ago. The Houston dealership he turned it over to, AutoNation, told KHOU.com that the truck was auctioned and was likely traded from owner to owner over the course of three years.”

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“They [AutoNation] were supposed to have done it [covered the decals],” Oberholtzer says, adding “and it looks like they didn’t do it.”

Oberholtzer, who has owned the business for 32 years, says he has received “a thousand” calls and faxes about the photo, noting, “A few of the people are really ugly.”I just want it to go away, to tell you the truth.”

Watch the report from KHOU:

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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