The owners of a 2007 Infiniti G35 contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s South Los Angeles station to report that their vehicle was stolen.
The LASD South Los Angeles verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Infiniti.
Only five minutes later deputies from the LASD South Los Angeles picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Infiniti 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 deputies tracked the Infiniti to the city of Gardena. The deputies picked up the LoJack signal at Vermont and El Segundo and obtained the stolen vehicle information. As the deputies turned onto 132nd street they saw a vehicle matching the description of the stolen Infiniti turn into an alley. The deputies pulled in behind the Infiniti and confirmed it was the stolen Infiniti through the license plate on the rear of the vehicle. The Infiniti stopped in the alley and the deputies were able to take the driver into custody without incident. The driver claimed he bought the Infiniti from a “friend” for a thousand dollar down payment.
The undamaged Infiniti was recovered and later returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Infiniti G35 in December 2006 at Infiniti Escondido, California.