Ford F150 Pickup Truck Stolen in Oklahoma City, Recovered Undamaged by Police Using LoJack

  • October 10, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 22, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck contacted the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the parking area of a business in Oklahoma County. Oklahoma 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 pickup.

Minutes later, an officer with the Oklahoma City Police Department picked up the silent homing signal from the stolen pickup with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in his patrol vehicle. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to track and quickly locate the stolen vehicle.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTC, the officer tracked and located the stolen pickup in the 2200 block of S.W. 28th Street in Oklahoma City. The vehicle, valued at $7,500, was found parked and abandoned, and was quickly returned to the owner with no damage.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford pickup truck on July 3, 2000 at Grand Prairie Ford in Grand Prairie, Texas.