The owner of a 2007 Lincoln MKX sport utility vehicle contacted the Pembroke Pines Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the mall. The owner believed that they left their keys in the Lincoln. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.
Immediately upon activation, a Hollywood Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen MKX on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The officer began tracking the stolen Lincoln by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC screen. Shortly thereafter, a Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputy picked up the signal as well and began tracking. The deputy observed the Lincoln driving on S.W. 40th Avenue, whereupon the driver observed the deputy. The driver attempted to elude the deputy and turned east on S.W. 33rd Street, drove onto a lawn near S.W. 33rd Street and S.W. 33rd Court, and fled from the Lincoln on foot. As this community had only one way in and one way out responding deputies set up a perimeter, with a Broward County SO aviation unit helicopter overhead. The suspects were apprehended and arrested. The sport utility vehicle was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2007 Lincoln MKX at Pines Lincoln Mercury in Pembroke Pines, Florida, in March 2007.