New York City Police Officer Gets Big Surprise at Family Barbecue
Toyota Pays off Car Loan and Gives SUV to 50 Millionth Customer
LEVITTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2013
LEVITTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Imagine a stranger wearing a
suit strolling into your backyard during a family barbecue. He's carrying
balloons, the title to your car and the keys to another car. Sound too good to
be true? That's exactly what happened to NYPD veteran Michael Dee.
Dee became Toyota's 50 millionth customer when he bought a Camry earlier this
year from Millennium Toyota in Hempstead, NY. To celebrate the milestone sale,
the company worked with his family to surprise him during a family barbecue in
While Dee was busy at the grill, Toyota executive Bill Fay snuck into the
backyard and presented him the title. Fay then led a flabbergasted Dee to his
driveway, where a new 2013 RAV4 waited.
Dee, who will soon celebrate his 20^th year of service with the NYPD, was
speechless... at first. "I don't know what say!" he exclaimed. "This is
phenomenal. I can't explain how much this means to my family and how grateful
we are to Toyota! The whole 'thank you' thing just doesn't seem to cut it.
It's a day I'll never forget."
"We're so grateful to our customers in the U.S. on helping us achieve such a
huge milestone for our company," said Fay, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
group vice president and general manager of the Toyota Division. "To be able
to thank our 50 millionth customer in person – one of New York City's finest,
no less - was also a great honor to me personally. By the way, the barbecue
Please visit this link to see a video of the surprise presentation of the
gifts from Toyota.
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and trucks in 2012 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the
past 20 years are still on the road today.
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we share the company's extensive know-how garnered from building great cars
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Bill Fay, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. group vice president and general
manager of the Toyota Division, surprises Michael Dee -- Toyota's 50 millionth
customer -- with a brand new RAV4 and paid off car loans
Toyota's 50 millionth customer and NYPD vet Michael Dee stands beside his
brand-new 2013 RAV4
Video with caption: "Toyota Pays off Car Loan and Gives SUV to 50 Millionth
Customer". Video available at:
Image with caption: "Bill Fay, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. group vice
president and general manager of the Toyota Division, surprises Michael Dee --
Toyota's 50 millionth customer -- with a brand new RAV4 and paid off car
loans". Image available at: Photo:
Image with caption: "Toyota's 50 millionth customer and NYPD vet Michael Dee
stands beside his brand-new 2013 RAV4". Image available at: Photo:
SOURCE Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
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