The owners of a 2008 Pontiac G6 contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to report their vehicle was taken during a carjacking. LASD Century station verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Pontiac.
Only 51 minutes later, Air 22 from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack® homing signals from the stolen Pontiac with the LoJack® Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, Air 22 tracked the vehicle to the area of Budlong and Imperial Highway in the city of Los Angeles. Air 22 requested patrol deputies respond to the area. Air 22 observed the vehicle pull to the curb on Budlong and the driver exited the vehicle. The driver ran southbound on Budlong and then onto 111th Street. Nearby deputies arrived in the area and were able to detain the driver of the stolen vehicle. The driver was subsequently arrested. The undamaged Pontiac G6 was recovered.
The LoJack®System was installed in the Pontiac G6 in July 2008.