On June 17, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Audi A4 contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen from Encinitas. San Diego County deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Audi.
A short while later, officers from the San Diego Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Audi A4 on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a residential neighborhood in the 5200 block of Trinidad Street in San Diego.
The owner was very happy when San Diego Police contacted him to retrieve the vehicle, which was recovered abandoned and undamaged. The vehicle was valued at approximately $21,500.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Audi A4 in October of 2007 at Audi of Mission Viejo in Mission Viejo.