The owner of a 2003 Toyota Camry parked their car in the parking lot of their apartment complex. The next morning when they attempted to use it, they discovered it missing. The owner contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Florida, to report that their Toyota was stolen sometime during the night. The responding deputy prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.
Later that morning an Orange County SO deputy and K-9 officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Camry on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The deputy began tracking the stolen Camry by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen. The deputy, along with their backup, located the Camry in a police impound yard. The Camry was involved in an automobile crash. Further investigation revealed that the occupants of the Camry had head injuries as there were blood droplets on the windshield of the vehicle. A “BOLO” (Be On the Look Out) was issued at local hospitals for persons who had head injuries resulting from an automobile accident.
The Camry was recovered, left at the police impound yard for safekeeping and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2003 Toyota Camry in September 2003 by Lakeside Toyota in Metairie, Louisiana.