Now this is a twist on our usual case- law enforcement calling the owners of a 2008 Toyota Matrix to let them know their vehicle had been stolen (instead of the other way around)! Here’s how this strange turn of events took place.
On May 26th, 2013, the owners of the Matrix got a call from a Trooper with the Colorado State Patrol, letting them know that their vehicle had been tracked by CSP but eluded capture. The owners were unaware their car had been taken, and immediately filed an auto theft report. When the Trooper entered the Toyota’s information into their state and federal crime computers, the LoJack unit concealed in the Toyota, which was installed at Pueblo Toyota in Pueblo, CO, was then automatically activated.
Just a short while later, both CSP troopers and deputies from the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office received the homing signals from the Matrix on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The car was found abandoned near the Pueblo Motor Sports Park off of Colorado Highway 24. Follow up searches and investigation by Troopers and Deputies resulted in the arrest of one of four suspects and the identification of the other three. The Matrix was soon returned to its very relieved owners.
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