On Friday, June 1, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Black Ford F-250 pickup truck contacted the Pembroke Pines Police Department to report the pickup truck stolen from their home in Pembroke Pines, Florida. After verifying the theft, Pembroke Pines officers had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Ford.
A short while later, officers with the Miami-Dade Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen pickup truck on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from their LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to 1100 block of N.W. 79th Street. The vehicle was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from state and federal crime computer systems.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford F-250 pickup truck on May 30, 2005 by Maroone Ford of Fort Lauderdale and has been protecting it ever since.