The owners of a 1994 Ford Mustang contacted the Hawthorne Police Department 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 Ford Mustang.
A short while later officers from the Los Angeles Police Department 77th St Division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford Mustang with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, they tracked the Ford to Florence Ave and Hobart Street. As they caught up to the Ford, the driver sped away. The LAPD Air Support assisted with the tracking of the Ford which ended up at 103rd and Wilmington where the tire of the fleeing vehicle blew out and the vehicle came to rest. The driver and three other individuals were detained. The field investigation resulted in the driver being arrested and later booked for numerous violations. The District Attorney has filed four felony charges against the driver.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Mustang in April 1994 at Midway Ford in Los Angeles, California.