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A Texas plumber's old truck ended up as an anti-aircraft weapon in Syria

A Texas plumber's old truck ended up as an anti-aircraft weapon in Syria
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Plenty of people use Twitter, including celebrities, politicians, everyday folks ... and Islamic extremists. A plumber in Texas found out about that last group when he started receiving a barrage of angry phone calls at his business. This is a case of bad luck and social media gone wrong.

In November of last year, Mark-1 Plumbing owner Mike Oberholtzer traded in his truck at an AutoNation Ford dealership in Houston. He probably didn't think much of it at the time and didn't even remove his company's decals from the side of the vehicle. I bet he thought he'd never see the truck again - but he was wrong.

The old truck jumped back into Oberholtzer's life when he started receiving angry and threatening phone calls at his business. That's because a photo of his truck - complete with Mark-1 Plumbing decal - was posted on Twitter by an Islamic militant group in Syria complete with an anti-aircraft gun in the back.

Next page: How the truck went from Texas to Syria
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