Houston Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Ford F250 Pickup, Recovered Abandoned

  • January 29, 2013
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On January 10, 2013 the owner of a 2007 Ford F250 pickup truck parked the vehicle at his place of employment.  Later that day, a fellow employee advised him that it appeared someone was attempting to steal his truck. When he went outside to check, he found his truck missing and immediately contacted the Houston Police Department to report the vehicle stolen.

Houston Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle 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 Houston Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford F250 pickup truck on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the pickup to 4000 Sherwood Lane. Personal contents had been removed from the truck, and the vehicle abandoned. The pickup sustained entry and ignition damage. The vehicle was processed for fingerprints and evidence, and then released to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2007 Ford F250 pickup truck at Mac Haik Ford in Houston, Texas in January of 2011.