On November 23, 2012, the owners of a Ford Mustang contacted the La Junta (CO) Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The owners had no idea that the car had been equipped with LoJack 17 year earlier in California, at the request of a previous owner.
The police verified the theft and entered the Ford’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Mustang. 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, officers with the Pueblo Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.
Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, the officers tracked the vehicle to the 1200 block of Lakeview Avenue. There, they recovered the Mustang, valued at $5,400, and held it for safekeeping.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford Mustang in February of 1995 at Vista Ford Lincoln Mercury in Woodland Hills, California.