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Osama's death forces NY man to change his license plates

LONG ISLAND, NY (CNN) - The death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is forcing one New York man to change his license plates.

After 9/11, Arno Herwerth fought with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to get vanity plates that read "Get Osama."

More than five years after the attacks, a judge granted the retired NYPD officer his wish.

Now that bin Laden is no longer a threat, Herwerth said he's going to switch things up a bit.

"I'll trade these in, and I'll make it 'Got Osama' in appreciation for what our troops have done for us," he said. "And hopefully the DMV approves."

Herwerth has already updated the paint job on the side of his van, which says, "Got Osama."

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