The owners of a 2009 Infinity G37 contacted the Riverside Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. Deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Infinity.
A short while later a deputy from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Victor Valley Station from picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Infinity 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 deputy tracked the Infinity from McKinley Way and D St. to an alley between 3rd St and 4th St where they located the Infinity parked and unoccupied. The deputy noted a very distinct tennis shoe foot print in the dirt leaving the Infinity and with the assistance of another deputy, followed that foot print to a residence. A male adult was seen walking away from that location and was detained. Apparently this male matched the description of the suspect who stole the Infinity and his shoes matched the foot print. A photo line-up was shown to the victim by Riverside deputies and a positive ID was made. The suspect was arrested and later booked on felony vehicle theft charges as well as outstanding warrants. The undamaged Infinity was stored for safe keeping and later released to its owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Infinity G37 in November 2009 at Infinity of Mission Viejo in CA.