The owners of a 2001 Buick Regal contacted the Philadelphia Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen and the Philadelphia PD Radio dispatched a uniformed officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the subject vehicle. When the Buick could not be located, the officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and arranged for the vehicle information to be entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Buick.
A short while later a uniformed officer from the Philadelphia PD Truck Enforcement Unit was on patrol on Route I-95 and picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Buick 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 officer tracked the signal down the Route I-95 off ramp and into Northeast Philadelphia. The officer tracked the signal to a commercial area where the Buick was observed parked at the curb. The officer cautiously approached the Buick and determined that same was unoccupied. The officer arranged for the Buick to be confiscated for safekeeping and notified the grateful owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Buick Regal in October 2001at Enterprise Auto Sales in Radnor, Pennsylvania.