Weird News

How Does a Texas Man’s Truck End Up in Syria?
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Mark-1 Truck

Summary: A Texas man traded in his company truck to a Ford dealership only to receive threats a year later after an image of the truck filled with militants, still sporting the company name on the side went viral.

Ever wondered what happens to your car after trading it into a dealership for something better? Texas City, Texas resident Mark Oberholtzer learned the hard way when he traded his company truck, a Ford F-250, to AutoNation Ford Gulf Freeway and left with a newer F-250. He truck ended up in Syria with Islamic militants with his company decals still on the side.

  
What
Where


ISIS Releases a New Video of Beheaded American Citizen, Peter Kassig

When the image of his old truck went viral, Oberholtzer was bombarded with harassing phone calls to his business phone and personal cell phone. He has now sued the Ford dealership for over $1 million in financial loses and damages to his plumbing company’s reputation. His lawyer noted, “By the end of the day, Mark-1’s office, Mark-1’s business phone, and Mark’s personal cell had received over 1,000 phone calls from around the nation. These phone calls were in large part harassing and contained countless threats of violence, property harm, injury, and even death.” He was forced to shut down his company for a time until things cooled down and deal with Homeland Security and FBI visits.

Turkish Human Rights Lawyer Tahir Elci Assassinated

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




After trading in his old truck, Oberholtzer started to remove his company decals but was stopped by a salesman who said they would remove the decals in order to make sure no paint was harmed during the removal. The truck was auctioned off a month later and shipped to Turkey. A year later an image taken by Caleb Weiss, a Long War Journal contributor, was tweeted with militants firing from the back of the truck and his company name still on the front door.

ISIS Burns Pilot Alive, Jordan Executes Two Jihadists in Response



The U.S. Treasury Department has noticed a trend of Western vehicles ending up in the Middle East, especially in the hands of militants. Popular choices by militant fighters are Toyota trucks, resulting in the Treasury asking Toyota how this happens but no one really knows or is willing to explain.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/14/us/terror-truck-lawsuit/

Photo: conservativeoutfitters.com



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Fresno

White | Canepa LLP, a growing North Fresno law firm, has an immediate need for an attorney with 3-10...

Apply now

Personal Injury Attorney

USA-TX-Arlington

Aulsbrook Law Firm seeks an experienced personal injury attorney for its Arlington, TX office. ...

Apply now

Estate Planning and Probate Attorney

USA-CA-Sacramento

Estate Planning and Probate Attorney Prominent law firm in Sacramento is seeking an Associate Att...

Apply now

Attorney

USA-PA-Philadelphia

Attorney Wanted. Must be a maverick. I am looking for an attorney to manage and take over my l...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Projects, Infrastructure and Construction Associate Attorney

USA-VA-McLean

Tysons office of our client seeks Projects, Infrastructure and Construction Associate Attorney with ...

Apply Now

Lateral Litigation Attorney

USA-NV-Las Vegas

Las Vegas office of a BCG Attorney Search top ranked law firm seeks Lateral Litigation Attorney with...

Apply Now

Partner-level Associate Attorney

USA-FL-Orlando

Orlando office of a BCG Attorney Search top ranked law firm seeks Partner-level Associate Attorney w...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top