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A Texas plumbing truck ends up in a terrorist photo

When Jeff Oberholtzer, the son of the owner of Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City, traded in an old work truck last year at a Houston AutoNation Ford dealership, the last thing he expected was for the car to show up in a terrorist photo.

But the plumbing company started receiving threatening phone calls from people who spotted a photo of the work truck on an Islamic militant group's Twitter feed, according to KHOU 11 News. In the photo, the truck is equipped with an anti-aircraft weapon with its Mark-1 Plumbing logo still plastered on the truck door.

Here is an image of the truck:

"To think something we would use to pull trailers now is being used for terror, it's crazy," Oberholtzer told KHOU 11 News. "Never in my lifetime would think something like that."

Oberholtzer has had to disconnect his company phones to avoid angry calls accusing the company of aiding terrorist efforts, KHOU reports. In retrospect, Oberholtzer said he's learned (the hard way) to remove company logos from cars before selling them.

Watch KHOU 11 News' coverage.

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