Classic 1968 Mustang Stolen and Quickly Recovered in San Diego Using LoJack

  • June 13, 2012
  • recovery stories

When the owner of a Classic 1968 Ford Mustang discovered that her vehicle had been stolen on the afternoon of May 14, 2012, she quickly reported the theft to the San Diego Police Department.

San Diego Police completed a theft report and had the Mustang’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer systems. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Mustang, prompting the transponder to begin emitting a silent homing signal. Neither the owner nor law enforcement agents had to take any further action to activate the LoJack Vehicle Network, as LoJack’s interface with the police is both seamless and instantaneous.

Within minutes, a San Diego ground unit began to pick up the Mustang’s homing signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in the patrol car. Following the PTC’s directional and signal strength cues, the officers located the Mustang, parked on a city street in the city of San Diego.  The officer arrested one suspect, who was sitting in the driver’s seat with the keys to the vehicle in his pocket.  The suspect was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. Auto theft investigators will handle the investigation for further follow up and other charges.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System had been installed in the Ford Mustang two years ago in Los Angeles, CA.