This case involves a 2011 Harley-Davidson Fatboy that was stolen from its owner’s home and recovered the same day by local law enforcement assisted by the LoJack® system. The thief made a great effort to conceal the bike, and might have been successful in getting away with the crime if not for LoJack, which sent a silent signal directing police to the hiding place even though the Fatboy wasn’t visible.
On June 12th, 2014, the Harley’s owner contacted the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department to report that their bike was stolen. Deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack unit concealed in the Fatboy, which was installed at Harley Davidson of Greenville, SC.
A short while later, officers from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent homing signals from the stolen bike on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the Officers tracked the vehicle to a residence in a rural part of Cherokee county. The Harley was located at a private residence in a rural area, behind a storage shed, under a tarp, and covered with discarded furniture. The homeowner was taken into custody and the Fatboy was retrieved and soon returned to its relieved owner.
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