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July 8, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The nails and screws were dumped Monday from a black trash bag onto a courtroom table, and David Toledo lowered his face into his hands. They were the weapons, prosecutors said, that Toledo used to vandalize his Mayfair neighbors' cars again and again - even while on probation for an identical crime spree. Facing Common Pleas Court Judge Edward C. Wright for the second time in 14 months, Toledo cried. He apologized. Then, he asked to speak once more. "Please don't send me to prison," Toledo said to the judge.
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February 5, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
DAVID TOLEDO, the man on trial for allegedly slashing the car tires of nearly 50 of his neighbors in 2012, did it because he wanted attention and fame, a prosecutor said yesterday. "While this defendant was seeking a thrill, these people were being terrorized just so he could have his 15 minutes of fame," Assistant District Attorney Tracie Gaydos told the jury in her closing argument. Toledo, 46, portrayed himself as a community activist trying to catch the vandal before police arrested him in the crimes.
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April 28, 2012
Days after a Holmesburg man was charged with slashing the tires on more than 50 parked cars, police were searching Friday for someone who slashed tires on four cars in Feltonville. Police said the vandal caused about $1,200 in damage to the cars, parked on Gransback Street near Rockland Street. It was unclear when the vandalism occurred, though police were on the scene about 7 a.m. David Toledo, 44, was arrested Wednesday on charges of criminal mischief, submitting false reports to police, and possession of an instrument of crime.
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September 4, 2012
Months after Mayfair residents were plagued by slashed tires, two more Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods have been victimized by a similar outbreak. Philadelphia police are investigating vandalization of almost a dozen cars Saturday night in Port Richmond and six more vehicles Sunday night in the area of Rosalie and Bingham Streets in Lawncrest. Police have not said if the latest tire slashings are related and no arrests have been made. In the previous outbreak, Mayfair residents were stunned in April when one of their neighbors, David Toledo, 44, was charged with vandalizing 55 tires.
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February 7, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
DAVID TOLEDO, the man who came to be known as the "Mayfair Tire Slasher," fought back tears yesterday as a jury foreman said 15 times that he was "guilty. " Toledo, 46, who was accused of slashing 49 of his neighbors' car tires between January and April 2012, faces the possibility of 7 1/2 to 15 years in state prison. He's scheduled to be sentenced March 24, but until then Common Pleas Judge Edward C. Wright allowed him to remain free on bail, over the objections of prosecutors, who argued that he had three prior DUI convictions.
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April 26, 2012 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The man who told reporters he felt "like butchering" the vandal who slashed tires in his Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood was charged this morning in the crime. David Toledo, 44, of Holmesburg, was arraigned on 49 counts of criminal mischief, seven counts of possession of an instrument of crime, and five counts of submitting false reports. Toledo, who police said slashed the tires on his own Jeep Cherokee to mislead investigators, had been among the most vocal in speaking out against the vandalism.
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May 12, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After the judge refused to lower the bail Thursday, the wife of accused tire-slasher David Toledo posted bail, and he was released from county jail. Toledo, 44, faces more than 40 misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief for slashing tires on his own block of Aldine Street and in other parts of the city's Holmesburg section. He also faces charges of making false accusations. After his arrest on April 25, neighbors expressed outage, with some frankly wishing him harm, saying they felt betrayed by a man who had angrily claimed to be one of the victims.
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April 25, 2012 | MORGAN ZALOT & MICHAEL HINKELMAN, Daily News Staff Writers
A member of a block watch group set up after tires on dozens of cars were slashed in Northeast Philadelphia was arrested this afternoon for allegedly being the vandal who plagued the neighborhood. About 3 p.m. police arrested David Toledo, who lives on Aldine Street and had complained to the Daily News last month that he didn't know where to park because the street he lived on wasn't safe to park on. Toledo said his wife's tires were slashed on March 12 and his were slashed on March 20. He had also talked with several other media outlets about being terrorized by the slasher, even telling 6 ABC in March that he had been victimized 11 times.
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July 13, 2012 | By Mensah M. Dean and Daily News Staff Writer
David Toledo, the man known to police and city prosecutors as the Mayfair Tire Slasher, moved a step closer to his day in court Thursday after a Philadelphia judge ordered him to stand trial for dozens of slashings and related crimes that allegedly took place from January to April of this year. Following testimony from several police officers during Toledo's preliminary hearing, Municipal Senior Judge Felice Rowley Stack held him for trial on 49 counts of criminal mischief, 54 counts of possession of an instrument of crime and five counts of making false reports to police.
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July 8, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
THE MAN DUBBED the "Mayfair Tire Slasher" was sentenced by a judge yesterday to three to six years in state prison for violating his probation and for attempting to puncture a SEPTA bus driver's private car. David Toledo, 47, his head bowed, apologized for his actions. "Please don't send me to prison," he pleaded before Common Pleas Judge Edward Wright. But Wright told Toledo that his second chance was up. The judge, in May 2014, angered Mayfair and Holmesburg residents when he sentenced Toledo to two years' probation after a jury convicted him of slashing 12 neighbors' tires on Aldine and Teesdale streets, near Frankford Avenue, in Holmesburg, in 2012.
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July 8, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The nails and screws were dumped Monday from a black trash bag onto a courtroom table, and David Toledo lowered his face into his hands. They were the weapons, prosecutors said, that Toledo used to vandalize his Mayfair neighbors' cars again and again - even while on probation for an identical crime spree. Facing Common Pleas Court Judge Edward C. Wright for the second time in 14 months, Toledo cried. He apologized. Then, he asked to speak once more. "Please don't send me to prison," Toledo said to the judge.
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April 23, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
THE MAN DUBBED the "Mayfair Tire Slasher" pleaded guilty yesterday to causing trouble in his new neighborhood of Oxford Circle, where he and his wife moved. David Toledo, 47, a high-school dropout and former butcher, admitted placing a glue mousetrap with nails under a tire of a SEPTA employee's private car, in an attempt to puncture it, on Creston Street on the morning of Nov. 19. Assistant District Attorney Lauren McHale told Common Pleas Judge Edward Wright that a couple of days later, when Toledo gave police a statement, he first denied his involvement in the crime, then finally admitted it. He said "he did it to get another neighbor in trouble," she said.
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April 23, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Toledo's Mayfair neighbors fumed last May when a Philadelphia judge gave two years' probation to the man found by a jury to be the "Mayfair Tire Slasher. " After Tuesday's hearing, in which Toledo pleaded guilty to trying to flatten the tire of a SEPTA bus, he faced prison time. Prosecutors say the 47-year-old may also be the vandal who damaged other tires around the 1600 block of Creston Street in Oxford Circle. "He said he would toss screws and nails around while he was walking his dog," Assistant District Attorney Lauren McHale said, describing Toledo's statement to police after his Nov. 21 arrest, two days after the SEPTA incident.
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January 30, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
David Toledo, dubbed the "Mayfair tire slasher," waived his preliminary hearing Thursday on allegations that he tried to puncture the tire of a SEPTA employee's car in Oxford Circle last year. Toledo, 47, dressed in a maroon sweatshirt and gray sweatpants, who is in custody, was held for trial on misdemeanor charges of possession of an instrument of crime and attempted criminal mischief by Municipal Judge Jacquelyn Frazier-Lyde. Toledo is accused of putting a sticky mousetrap with nails attached to it under the tire of a private car belonging to a SEPTA employee, parked on Creston Street near Oakland, at about 5:30 a.m. Nov. 19. The employee was sitting in his car at the time.
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December 31, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
GONZO journalist Hunter S. Thompson once said, "It never got weird enough for me," but he never lived in Philadelphia. This is a city that got its own Jesus and its own cheese-fetish pervert this year. It's a city where a cop can run a phone-sex line and where a man's prosthetic leg can be stolen at a football game. When you live in a magical land of possibilities like Philly, anything can happen, and it usually does. Here is some of the best of the bizarre from the City of Brotherly Love in 2014:   Mayfair miscreants In mid-January, a photo surfaced online of a motorist naked from the waist down who was shaking a piece of Swiss cheese like a Polaroid picture.
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May 14, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
MAYFAIR and Holmesburg residents were steaming when they left a Philadelphia courtroom yesterday after watching a judge brush aside requests from city prosecutors to imprison the man dubbed the "Mayfair Tire Slasher. " Instead of sending David Toledo, 46, to state prison for the recommended five to 10 years, Common Pleas Judge Edward C. Wright ordered him to serve two years of probation and to make restitution of $916 in total to the 12 neighbors whose tires he was convicted of slashing over several months in 2012.
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May 14, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Toledo never admitted being what a Philadelphia jury called him: the Mayfair Tire Slasher. But Toledo wasn't complaining about the sentence he got Monday from Common Pleas Court Judge Edward C. Wright: two years' probation and restitution totaling $916.37. "I'm very happy with the outcome," said Toledo, 46, as he walked with his wife, Yvonne, to register at the probation office. Toledo praised lawyers William J. Brennan Jr. and Richard J. Fuschino Jr. Toledo's former neighbors were not so pleased.
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February 7, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man accused of slashing the tires of nearly 50 of his neighbors in Northeast Philadelphia was found guilty Wednesday of 15 of 60 counts of criminal mischief and related offenses. Prosecutors said David Toledo, 46, was the Mayfair tire slasher who terrorized neighbors in a four-block area between January and April 2012. Toledo's attorney, William J. Brennan, said that the jury acquitted his client of 45 charges and that the verdict, reached after two days of deliberation, proved that Toledo was not the culprit.
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