You can never really know what happens to you’re old car once you’ve sold it on. A Texas plumber has learned in pretty shocking terms that they really can end up anywhere.
Jeff Oberholtz part-exchanged his old Ford F250 work truck last November with a Ford dealer in Houston. From there it went to auction and then, who knows? Who cares, frankly.
But earlier this week the world suddenly cared an awful lot, as a Chechen Islamic terrorist group tweeted a picture of the truck being as an anti-aircraft gun platform in Syria.
What was the giveaway? The company’s logos were still on the truck.
Cue a volley of angry and threatening phone calls to Mark-1 Plumbing, run by Jeff’s father, from people who think they’ve been aiding terrorism. So many, in fact, that they’ve taken the phones off the hook.
Jeff told USA Today: “We had no intentions or no idea that this would ever happen. To think that something we used to pull trailers now is being used for terror, it’s crazy.”
There’s a lesson here. If you’re vehicle has company logos on it, remove them when you get rid. As it turns out, it could end up literally anywhere.