On November 17, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Ford F-250 pickup truck contacted the Tulsa Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the owner’s residence in Tulsa.
The Tulsa Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activates the LoJack transponder concealed in the pickup. LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.
A short while later, an officer with the Tulsa Police Department’s Gilcrease Division 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 enables them to track and locate the stolen vehicle quickly.
Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer located the stolen pickup in the 1300 block of South Joplin Avenue. This $29,000.00 customized truck was found parked and abandoned, and was quickly returned to the owner with minimal damage.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the pi kup on February 22, 2006, at Brandon Ford in Tampa, Florida.