The owners of a 2007 Honda Accord contacted the New Orleans Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from a shopping center parking lot in New Orleans East. The owner parked and secured the Honda Accord that morning and upon returning later that evening discovered it gone. The owner was confused thinking it may have been towed for parking in the lot for illegal parking. Upon checking with the mall staff learned it was not towed.
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 Honda Accord.
Twenty-three (23) minutes later troopers from the Louisiana State Police picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda 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 troopers tracked the Honda to a parking lot of an apartment complex near Tulane and Broad St.
The Honda Accord was found parked and in good shape. The owner was contacted by the troopers and was very thankful that she was getting her Honda back thanks to their quick work and LoJack.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in March 2010 by Superior Honda in Harvey, LA.