On December 2, 2012, Chicago Police entered a 2013 Scion FR-S 2-door vehicle as stolen into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed within the Scion.
The next day, a state trooper in downtown Chicago picked up the LoJack Reply Code for the stolen Scion on the onboard Police Tracking Computer (PTC) in his squad car. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the PTC, the trooper was able to track the LoJack’s signal to a high-level parking garage, where the Reply Code’s signal was originating. The Trooper gained access to the garage, and located the stolen Scion on the third level. Officers believed that the suspect(s) had taken the car to the garae to let it “cool off” before attempting to move it.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed at Elmhurst Toyota in Elmhurst, Illinois. Because of the LoJack recovery system installed on this vehicle, the owner was able to retrieve their vehicle with no visible damage in less than twenty-four hours.