The owners of a Ford F-250 parked their pickup in a Hialeah, FL shopping mall lot while they ran some errands on a recent Thursday. When they were ready to drive home, they discovered their truck had already left thanks to a thief. The LoJack® system that was installed when the vehicle was purchased helped local police recover it later that same day.
On May 29th, 2014, the Ford’s owner contacted the Hialeah Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The responding 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 F-250, which was installed at Maroone Ford in Margate, FL.
A short while later, Miami-Dade PD officers picked up the silent homing signal from the stolen truck on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. They located the Ford on N.W. 25th Avenue in Miami, where it was parked and abandoned. The F-250 was retrieved and soon returned to its appreciative owners.
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