At a Southern California Lexus dealership, a salesman was on a test ride in a 2015 Lexus IS250 with a customer. The salesman got out the Lexus to demonstrate a feature of the car when the customer drove off in the car.
The local police agency verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lexus which was a LoJack® System Pre-Install.
The next morning, 500 miles north, Fremont Police Department officers picked up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen Lexus with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to a shopping center parking lot. The officers then observed a suspect get into the stolen Lexus and attempt to drive off. The stolen car was surrounded and the driver was arrested. There was no damage to the Lexus other than the additional 500 mile road test. In the back seat of the Lexus officers found the cars sales stickers and a LoJack® System window sticker. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owners notified of its recovery.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2015 Lexus IS250 in September 2014.