On January 31, 2013, the owner of a 2006 Toyota Tacoma contacted the New Orleans Police to report that his truck was stolen. That afternoon, he had parked and locked his truck on the street near the Algiers ferry landing. Upon returning from downtown New Orleans to Algiers, he discovered that his Tacoma had been stolen
The New Orleans Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota.
A short while later, an officer from the New Orleans Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota Tacoma on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officer tracked the vehicle and located it parked on a street in Algiers.
The Toyota Tacoma, valued at approximately $15,500, was recovered in great shape and released to the owner.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2006 Toyota in May of 2006 at Lakeside Toyota of Metairie, Louisiana.