The owners of a 2007 Ford Fusion contacted the Houston Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen by gunpoint when they stopped at an intersection on Imperial Valley in the Greenspoint area. Several subjects approached and pointed handguns at the driver and demanded they get out of the Ford. The owner complied and the subjects drove away.
The Houston 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 Fusion.
Just ten (10) minutes later Troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 Troopers tracked the Ford to an apartment parking lot in the 5300 block of Aldine Bender where the vehicle was parked and abandoned. The Ford had no visual damage.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Fusion in February 2010 at Coastal Lincoln Mercury, Inc., Baytown, Texas.