The Ford Taurus owner in this case had an unusual story to tell. He met two individuals in Long Beach, CA. After partying with them for a period of time, the three went to an ATM so the victim could withdraw money, but he was unable to. His companions became upset and threatened the Ford’s owner, who ran away, fearing for his life. The two subsequently stole his Taurus. Luckily, local police, assisted by the LoJack® system hidden in the vehicle, were able to recover the stolen car that same day.
On November 5th, 2013 the Ford’s owner contacted the Long Beach Police to report the incident. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. The LoJack unit concealed in the Taurus, which was installed at Wondries Ford in Alhambra, CA, was then automatically activated.
A short while later, deputies with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department picked up the homing signals from the stolen car with the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The deputies tracked the Ford to Florence Avenue in Los Angeles, where it was parked and unoccupied. After a short surveillance, a male entered the driver’s seat. He was arrested and the Taurus was soon returned to its relieved owner.
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