November 26, 2012
A 72-year-old man in East Mount Airy was attacked and robbed in his home Friday night by three masked men, police said. The man, whom NBC10 identified as Stephen Shenk, was home alone on the 2400 block of 76th Avenue when the men broke into his bedroom about 11 p.m. and forced him to the floor, police said. They tied his hands and feet, gagged him, and went through his pockets, stealing his wallet, cash, and car keys. The attackers, who were described as approximately 20 years old, then took the man's car, a gray 2005 Toyota Corolla.
November 16, 2011 |
Imagine the surprise of the adult at W. Riely Brown Elementary School in Dover, Del., who saw a 1990 Toyota Corolla pull into the parking lot-with a child in the driver's seat. Dover police said they arrested the 9-year-old's mother, Tammy Oneal, 34, for allowing the child to drive to school. Oneal was charged with one count of reckless endangerment and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, according to Dover Police Capt. Tim Stump. Oneal was released on $1,000 unsecured bail.
February 5, 1993 |
Not so long ago, driving an economy car wasn't nearly as much fun as the Spanish Inquisition. Homely, cramped, noisy, hard-riding and hard-driving, their operation was the automotive equivalent of being cornered at a cocktail party by an evangelistic vegetarian with bad breath. Or being forced to learn the secret techniques of a woman who fashions the cutest piggy banks from plastic Clorox bottles. The idea, said Toyota spokesman Fred Hammond, not altogether facetiously, was to make life in an econobox so miserable that you would finally jump out of it, screaming and frothing at the mouth, and then seek refuge in one of the automaker's larger, more civilized and more costly models.
June 20, 1988 |
Freddy Amill of Hunting Park stood with his hand on the red 1985 Toyota Corolla hatchback GTS twin-cam, with the 18 speakers in the back and the fans to cool down the amps and the alternating headlights and the little banner that said "Hunting Park Corolla Club," and gazed with the face of a beaming father. The car was more than clean and shiny, it was pristine. You could eat off Freddy Amill's Corolla, and that is understandable. He cleans it twice a day, including under the car. Passions like this are difficult to describe, difficult to reduce to mere words.
July 1, 2015 |
A WOMAN who made it to 85, who once held children and grandchildren in her arms, faced barbaric violence in her final moments in this world. Police say that someone rained an incomprehensible fury down upon Regina Brunner Holmes before she died yesterday, beating her, stabbing her and slashing her throat inside a first-floor bedroom of her Mount Airy home. The killer - or killers - made off with Holmes' 2007 Toyota Corolla, and possibly not much else. Her house, on Roumfort Road near Ardleigh Street, wasn't ransacked and there was no indication that an intruder had forced his way inside, police said.
February 15, 1999 |
For the last 25 years or so, advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles has been creating and placing advertisements nationwide for Toyota. In a recent phone conversation, the agency's CEO, Scott Gilbert, told me in mea-culpa fashion, "If we tried to screw something up, we couldn't have done a better job. " If you saw or heard about a particular print ad for the 1999 Toyota Corolla that appeared in the Jan. 25 issue of Jet magazine, you are familiar with - and perhaps insulted by - the screwup Gilbert was talking about.
December 10, 1997 |
Unless otherwise attributed, the following reports are based on the statements of local police. Caln A man tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at the Wawa store in Thorndale at 2:40 p.m. Nov. 29. Coatesville A 1993 Dodge Shadow, stolen Nov. 12 or 13 from along Mount Pleasant Road, was found Dec. 1 at Irish Lane and Wagontown Road, Valley Township. East Goshen Two vehicles were broken into. Speakers were stolen Nov. 30 from a vehicle in the 1400 block of West Chester Pike.
September 19, 1986 |
Despite being a good actor who works cheaply, the Chevrolet Nova has had some trouble finding an audience. Thanks to its American nameplate, this subcompact Toyota in disguise ironically has suffered at the cash register from the pervasive belief that domestic small cars aren't as good as their Japanese counterparts. For most of its young life, it has had to content itself with being one of America's great unbought bargains. In recent months, however, the buying public has begun to catch on, and sales have soared.
November 13, 1990 |
The last thing Susan Channell remembers about her 1980 Toyota Corolla was parking it on Rhawn Street near the Holmesburg train station shortly before 8 last Tuesday morning. She's not sure why, but she had a funny feeling about the brown car that had been so reliable for her the past four years that she sometimes talked to it as she might to a pet. "I remember looking back and saying to my car, 'Are you sure you're going to be all right?' " the lifelong Mayfair resident said.