LoJack Helps Miami-Dade Police Recover Ford F-250 Pickup Stolen in Fort Meyers

  • March 31, 2013
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On Tuesday morning, January 8, 2013, the owner of a 2005 Ford F-250 pickup truck contacted the Fort Myers Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home in Fort Myers, Florida. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Ford F-250.

Immediately upon activation, a Miami-Dade Police Department auto theft detective picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen pickup truck on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with their backup, located the vehicle abandoned in an apartment complex parking lot in the 8000 block of S.W. 149th Avenue. The vehicle was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford F-250 pickup truck on May 16, 2006 at Freedom Ford in Clearwater, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.