- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Texas plumber’s old truck has come back to haunt him after appearing in the Islamic State group’s Twitter feed.

Mark Oberholtzer of Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City has faced a barrage of phone calls since the truck he sold three years ago appeared online with its “Mark-1 Plumbing” decal intact. An anti-aircraft gun fixed firmly in the bed of the truck blasts away in the image.

Mr. Oberholtzer told The Galveston Daily on Wednesday that he took the truck to an AutoNation dealership three years under the assumption that the decal would be removed after it was sold.

“They were supposed to have done it, and it looks like they didn’t do it,” Mr. Oberholtzer told the newspaper. “How it ended up in Syria, I’ll never know.”

The plumber said that he just wants people to know that his business, which he has run for 32 years, has nothing to do with the radical Sunni terror group’s efforts to create an Islamic caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.

“I just want it to go away, to tell you the truth,” Mr. Oberholtzer told the newspaper.

Fox News reached out to the Houston AutoNation dealership on Wednesday but did not hear back by the time it published a piece on Mr. Oberholtzer’s ordeal. The dealership told another local news station that the truck was auctioned three years ago and was likely traded by its new owner.

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