LoJack Helps Miami-Dade Air & Ground Units Recover Stolen Ford F-250 Pickup Truck

  • September 22, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Tuesday morning, August 7, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Ford F-250 Dual Cab 4X4 pickup truck discovered his vehicle missing from his home in Miami Springs, Florida. Miami Springs Police verified the theft and had the Ford’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, a Miami-Dade Police Department pilot, picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen F-250 on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the flight officers directed ground units, whose vehicle were also equipped with PTCs, into the area. The vehicle was located, abandoned in a parking lot in the 8800 block of Fountainebleau Boulevard. The vehicle was recovered in good condition, 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 Ford F-250 pickup truck on December 6, 2007 at Countryside Ford in Clearwater, Florida and has been protecting it ever since. The owner mentioned to someone at the scene that since LoJack worked so well, that he was going to have it installed in all of his vehicles.