On February 7, 2013, the owner of a 2012 Dodge Challenger contacted the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from 3100 26th Street NE in Washington, DC. At the time this vehicle was reported stolen, it was valued at more than $27,000.
District of Columbia Metropolitan 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 Dodge.
A short while later, officers from the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department picked up the silent Lojack homing signals from the stolen Dodge on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to the 2600 block of Evarts Street NE in Washington, DC. There, the officers observed the parked and unoccupied Dodge. The undamaged vehicle was recovered by police and returned to the owner.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Dodge in July of 2012 at DARCARS in Marlow Heights, Maryland.