The operator of a 2006 Honda Accord 4-door sedan contacted the Fort Lauderdale Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The operator advised that he had met a “friend” near NW 4th Avenue and NW 9th Street. They then drove to a gas station to pick up some items. The operator went inside the store, purchased the items and exited the store. At that time he discovered the Honda that he was driving was gone. 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 Honda.
Later that evening, while on routine patrol, a Fort Lauderdale PD officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Accord on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The officer began tracking the stolen Honda by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC screen. The officer, along with their backup, located the Honda near S.W. 7th Street and S.W. 15th Avenue, where a “felony stop” was performed. After several orders to exit the Honda, the occupants finally got out of the car. One of the occupants matched the description of the “friend” that had taken the Honda. The “friend” was taken into custody and arrested for Grand Theft Auto. Since the “friend” was in possession of marijuana, she was arrested for that too and a warrant for battery. The Honda was recovered, 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 2006 Honda Accord in April 2006 by Autoland #1 Sherman Oaks in California.