Here we have another cautionary tale to remind us that it’s never, NEVER a good idea to leave your vehicle unoccupied with the keys in it. On May 9th, 2013, the owner of a Chevrolet Tahoe contacted the Ascension Parish, LA Sheriff’s Office to report that her SUV was stolen from her residence in Gonzales, LA after she had left the keys in the vehicle. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. This automatically activated the LoJack unit concealed in the Jeep, which was installed at Davis Chevrolet in Houston, TX.
A short while later, an East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy picked up the homing signals from the Tahoe on the LoJack tracking computer installed in his patrol vehicle. The deputy tracked the vehicle into an apartment complex on Gardere, where he found the Chevy parked and occupied. The driver was arrested and found to be a fugitive with an outstanding warrant. The Tahoe, which was recovered in only 20 minutes after activation, was undamaged and soon returned to its grateful owner.
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