The owners of a 2003 Honda Accord contacted the California Highway Patrol in Modesto to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated he gave a female a ride and when he stopped for coffee and came outside the female and the Honda were missing.
The CHP 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.
A short while later officers from the Delta Ratt Task Force picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda 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 officers tracked the Honda to the area of Jack Tone Road and Highway 99. The officers then observed the Honda parked and abandoned in a mall parking lot. The officers conducted surveillance for a short time hoping the thief would return. With negative results the Honda was impounded for safe keeping to be returned to the owner later.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in April 2003 at Airport Marina Honda in Westchester, California.