On Thursday morning, January 17, 2013, the owner of a 2006 Dodge Charger 4-door sedan contacted the Fort Lauderdale Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home in Fort Lauderdale, 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 Dodge Charger.
A short while later, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen sedan 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, in the 1100 block of Harry Avenue in Lehigh Acres, Lee County, Florida. 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 Dodge Charger on December 9, 2005 at Autoland in Springfield, New Jersey and has been protecting it ever since.