The owners of a 2012 Toyota Camry contacted the New Orleans Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of a gas station. They left the Toyota running with the keys in it as they entered the store. While in the store they observed an unknown person jump into the Toyota and drive off.
The New Orleans 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 Camry.
A short while later officers and troopers from the New Orleans PD, Louisiana State Police and Department of Public Safety Bridge Police 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 and troopers tracked the Toyota to bridge toll plaza area. They conducted a felony vehicle stop during which the driver escaped on foot. They also recovered evidence which will help them identify the suspect who fled from the Toyota.
The officers recovered the Toyota in great shape with the keys still in the ignition. It was held in storage until the owner could be located.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in March 2013 by Lakeside Toyota in Metairie, La.