The owner of a 2010 Ford Edge sport utility vehicle contacted the Miami Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from their home. The Miami PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford.
A short time later, a Miami Beach Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The officer began tracking the stolen Ford by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC screen. The officer located the Ford inside of a police impound yard where it had been towed. Further investigation revealed that before it was reported stolen a parking enforcement officer issued the Ford a ticket for parking in a loading zone and had it towed. Also, before it was reported stolen, someone was at the impound yard attempting to get it out. The Ford was recovered, left at the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2010 Ford Edge in June 2010 at AutoNation Ford in Miami, Florida.