LoJack Helps New Orleans Police Recover Ford F-350 Stolen from Slidell Dealership on Christmas

  • January 16, 2013
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2007 Ford F-350 King Ranch contacted the St. Tammany Sheriff Office on Christmas morning to report that their vehicle was stolen from in front of aFord dealership in Slidell, Louisiana. The family was in the Slidell area, visiting family for the Christmas holidays, when the truck developed a mechanical problem. The family parked and secured the truck outside the gate of the dealership on Christmas Eve to be repaired when the business reopened after the holiday. When they passed by the dealership on Christmas morning, they discovered that the vehicle had been stolen.

The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office 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 pickup truck.

A short while later, officers from the New Orleans Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford F-350 on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked and located the truck, abandoned in a field behind a subdivision in New Orleans East.  The stolen Ford F-350 was recovered in good condition and was released to the owner.  

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2007 Ford F-350 King Ranch in November of 2007 at Mike Calvert Toyota of Houston, Texas at the owner’s request.