A Ford F-750 dump truck was stolen from the job site of a company that was leasing it. The rental company that owned the truck was smart enough to install the LoJack® system just one month prior, so the police would be able to recover the Ford fast (in this case, just 12 minutes), return it to the leasing customer, and the owner would not have to suffer the loss of an asset worth $78,000.
On July 8th, 2013, the company leasing the truck called the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department to report the crime. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the California Stolen Vehicle System as well as the national system, NCIC. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack unit concealed in the F-750, which was installed by the large national equipment rental company that owned the truck.
Just a few minutes later, sheriff’s deputies began to receive the homing signal from the dump truck on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. It didn’t take them long to locate the truck, which was parked and abandoned inside a local industrial park. The F-750 was soon returned to the leasing customer.
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