On October 19, 2012, the Colorado Springs Police Department entered a 2009 Acura TL into the nationwide police computer after it was reported stolen by the owner during a kidnapping incident. This police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed inside the Acura TL. LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly activated and operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.
A short while later, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Acura 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 located the vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot. The investigation continued for several hours but the stolen vehicle was quickly located. The vehicle was valued at approximately $38,000.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Acura in October of 2009 at Los Gatos Acura in Los Gatos, California.