On February 27, 2013, the owner of a 2001 Ford Expedition reported the vehicle stolen to the Dekalb County Police Department. According to the owner, it was stolen from a parking lot where the owner works. The 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 SUV.
A short while later, officers with the Dekalb County Police Department, equipped with on/board Lo/Jack tracking computers, began receiving a LoJack signal coming from the stolen SUV. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computer, the officers tracked the Expedition to an apartment complex, where the officers spotted two people inside.
The officer called for assistance from another unit and the officers approached the stolen vehicle and arrested the driver for the theft.
The owner was not aware that his Eddie Bauer Ford Expedition was equipped with a LoJack system, but was very glad to learn that the previous owner had had the unit installed when the vehicle was new.
The LoJack system was installed in the Ford in July of 2001 at Quirk Ford in Braintree, Massachusetts.
- 2001 Ford
- 2001 Ford Expedition
- 2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
- Decatur GA
- Dekalb County Police Department
- February 2013
- Ford Expedition
- occupied vehicle
- one arrest
- Quirk Ford
- Quirk Ford Braintree MA
- stolen from parking lot
- stolen from work
- suspect arrested
- tracked to apartment complex