On January 6, 2013, the owners of a Honda Accord discovered their vehicle stolen from the El Cortez Hotel & Casino near 6th Street and Fremont and immediately reported the theft to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Las Vegas Police verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computer systems. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.
A short while later, officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s “Downtown Area Command” began picking up the silent LoJack signal with their LoJack-equipped patrol cars. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computer, the officers located the vehicle, hastily abandoned near 1311 S. 13th Street. The vehicle was released back to the pleased owners.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord on December 19, 1991 at City Honda Motor Sales in California.