The owner of a 2005 Ford F-350 pickup truck loan her son her truck to pull his boat and trailer to the marina so that he could spend a couple of hours on the water. After putting his boat in the water, he parked the truck and trailer in a parking space at the marina. He launched his boat and eenjoyed his time at sea. When he returned to shore, he discovered the truck and trailer missing. The son contacted the Delray Beach Police Department to report that the vehicle and trailer stolen. 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 Ford.
A short while later, while on routine patrol, a Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputy picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen F-350 pickup truck on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The deputy began tracking the stolen F-350 by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC screen. The deputy, along with their backup, located the F-350 in the 3900 block of Pembroke Road. The pickup truck was recovered with ignition damage and was removed from state and federal crime information computer systems. The trailer was recovered in the 1000 block of South Federal Highway in Delray Beach.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2005 Ford F-350 in October 2004 by Maroone Ford of Fort Lauderdale in Florida.