Texas Plumber Files Lawsuit After Photos of His Old Truck Show Up in Terrorist Shootout
The photo popped up online almost a year ago. Terrorists with a gun mounted in the back of a pickup truck. The pickup was formerly used by a business here in Texas and the owner is not happy about it.
Just imagine watching the news and you see your old car in the hands of terrorists. No doubt about it that was Mark Oberholtzer's truck. It had his business name and phone number on the side of it. The photo quickly went viral after appearing on the final episode of 'The Colbert Report'.
In the past few months, Mark has received numerous death threats. With these threats, Oberholtzer has since started to carry a gun to protect himself, his family, and his workers, according to reports. Oberholtzer says that single photo ruined his life and business, therefore, he wants more than $1 million from the company he says disposed of the pickup, Autonation Ford Gulf Freeway in Houston.
In October 2013, Oberholtzer took the truck to the Houston dealership as a trade in for a newer set of wheels. At the dealership, the businessman tried to remove the decal, but was told to stop, because "peeling the decal off would blemish the vehicle paint." Oberholtzer says the dealer told him they'd handle it, and he thought they did. Which they obviously didn't.
The truck was sold at the Dallas auction on Nov. 11, 2013, according to an exhibit filed with the suit. From Dallas, the truck was returned to Houston to be shipped to Turkey on Dec. 28, 2013 and later ended up in Syria.
I hope he wins this lawsuit. I could imagine this would kill his business. Seriously, it looks like his company supports terrorism if you had no backstory on the situation.