On a recent Friday evening, the owner of a Toyota Solara in Miami Gardens, FL, loaned her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend her car to go on a date. The boyfriend was involved in a hit-run accident, and refused to bring the car back. Luckily, this mom had the LoJack® system installed when she bought her vehicle, so, with LoJack’s help, local police were able to recover it in only 12 minutes after activation.
On November 29th, 2013, the Toyota’s owner contacted the Miami Gardens Police to report the incident. The reporting 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 device concealed in the Solara, which was installed at Headquarter Toyota in Miami, FL.
Within minutes of activation, a Miami-Dade PD officer picked up the homing signal from the stolen car on the LoJack tracking computer installed in the patrol vehicle. The officer, along with backup, observed the Toyota enter a driveway on N.W. 12th Court. The officers observed a subject exit the vehicle and took him into custody. The suspect was identified as the daughter’s boyfriend. The Solara was recovered and quickly returned to its owner.
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