The owners of a 2005 Ford F150 pickup contacted the Arlington Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The owners allowed their daughter to borrow their pickup. The daughter picked up some friends and went to a convenience store. The daughter went into the store leaving the friends inside the pickup. When she came out of the store, the pickup and the friends were missing. The daughter did not give them permission to take the pickup.
The Arlington 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.
An hour later, officers from the Arlington PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford pickup with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the stolen Ford pickup and observed it traveling northbound on Cooper St with one suspect inside. When the officers got behind the stolen Ford pickup, the suspect popped a U-turn and drove into the Arlington jail parking lot. He surrendered to the officers and was arrested. The Ford pickup was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford pickup in June of 2005 at Grand Prairie Ford in Grand Prairie, Texas.