The owners of a 2006 Kia Optima contacted the Clayton County Police Department to report that his vehicle had been taken during the day while he was at work.
The Clayton County 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 Kia.
Within a short time of the LoJack activation the Clayton County PD Air Unit equipped with a LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) began to pick up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen car with the PTC that was installed in the police helicopter.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the police helicopter unit assisted by officers on the ground tracked the Kia to a shopping center where it was found abandoned behind a vacant building.
After a check of the area the Kia was towed by the officers to the impound lot for further investigation by a detective.
The owner did not know that his Kia was equipped with a LoJack unit and was glad that it did.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Kia in December 2006 at Win Kelley Chevrolet in Clarksville, Maryland.