The owner of a 2001 Toyota Tundra contacted the Santa Ana Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The owner left his Toyota running while he entered a donut shop. When he returned, his Toyota was missing.
The Santa Ana 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 Toyota.
Only 25 minutes later officers from the Santa Ana PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota 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 officers tracked the Toyota to a commercial building area. The officers found the Toyota parked next to a building. The officers approached the Toyota and found a subject sleeping in the driver seat. The officers detained the subject and upon questioning he admitted to taking the Toyota. Inside the Toyota the officers found a large knife and ski mask, which the suspect admitted belonged to him. The suspect was arrested and the undamaged Toyota was returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Tundra in October 2003 at Power Chevrolet in Irvine, CA.