The owner of a 2004 Scion Xb sport utility vehicle returned home in the early hours and went to sleep. When they woke up later in the day, they discovered their Scion missing. They contacted the Hialeah Police Department to report that their Scion was stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, and theft affidavit. The officer was advised by the owner that their brother might have taken the Scion as he was staying with the owner and had taken the vehicle on previous occasions. The police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Scion.
Shortly thereafter a Miami Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Scion Xb on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The officer began tracking the stolen Scion by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC screen. The officer, along with their backup, located the Scion in the 1600 block of S.W. 19th Terrace. The Scion was recovered in fair condition with miscellaneous dents and scratches and light front end damage. The Scion was towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2004 Scion Xb in March 2004 by Maroone Toyota in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.