For most of us, once we’ve sold our property, it’s gone and we never have to think about it again. Unfortunately for Mark Oberholzer, a plumber in Galveston County, Texas, the used truck he sold to AutoNation Ford Gulf Freeway in Houston continues to haunt him. The name of his company, which he painted on the side of the truck to grow his business, has turned on him and now instead of helping him gain customers, it costs him business.
Mr. Oberholtzer sold his truck to the car dealership as part of a trade-in deal for a newer model. His son started to peel off the name and phone number of the company, but the salesman told him to stop because it would mess up the paint job and that the decal would be removed later.
But it never was removed. The lawsuit alleges the dealership sold the truck at auction in November 2013, the month after they bought it from Mr. Oberholtzer. From the auction, the truck went to Turkey and apparently made its way to Syria where ISIS converted the flatbed to carry an antiaircraft gun. Continue reading ›