Driver Arrested for Theft of Lexus RX300 When Florida Highway Patrol Stop Vehicle on US 75

  • July 1, 2012
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On May 23, 2012, the owners of a Lexus RX300 contacted the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office to report that the vehicle had been stolen from the driveway of their residence in San Antonio, Florida. Pasco 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 Lexus.

A short while later, Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Lexus on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the troopers tracked the vehicle to US 75 in Hillsborough County. The Lexus was traveling southbound on the Interstate, and when additional units were in place, the officers executed a vehicle stop on the highway. The driver was arrested at the scene.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Lexus RX300 in April of 2000 at Countyline Toyota.