On Thursday evening, August 16, 2012, the owner of a 2009 Honda Accord discovered the vehicle missing from the Jackson Memorial Hospital complex and contacted the Miami-Dade Police Department to report it stolen. After verifying the theft, Miami-Dade officers had the Honda’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.
Later that morning, a Miami-Dade Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Honda Accord on the on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, located the vehicle in the 1800 block of N.W. 9th Avenue in a tow yard. While at the tow yard, the officer discovered that the Honda was towed from the hospital complex because it was illegally parked. The vehicle was recovered, released to the owner at the scene, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord 4-door sedan on August 19, 2009 at Maroone Honda of Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.