The owners of a 1995 Honda Accord contacted the Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Division to report that their vehicle was stolen. Officers 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.
Twelve minutes later officers from the Hollenbeck Division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that is installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, they tracked the Honda to Axtell St and Portola Ave where they observed a black Honda Accord matching the stolen description. As the suspect drove by the officers making eye contact, the Honda sped off running numerous stop signs in an attempt to evade the LAPD officers. A short pursuit ensued and terminated when the suspect lost control of the stolen Honda and crashed causing minor damage. The suspect exited the stolen Honda and fled on foot soon to be apprehended by the officers. The suspect was taken into custody and later admitted he stole the Honda. He was booked for felony grand theft of a motor vehicle as well as other vehicle violations.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in September 1999 by Gardena Honda in California.