The owner of a Ford F150 pickup contacted the Austin Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The owner parked his Ford in his apartment parking lot and when he returned to it, found it missing.
The Austin PD 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.
Later, a detective with the Travis County Task Force picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford pickup with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that is installed in his vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detective tracked the stolen Ford pickup to an apartment complex in the 2300 block of E William Cannon Blvd in Austin. The detective was able to track this stolen Ford to the underground parking garage attached to the apartments and found it parked on the first level. He observed a suspect sitting in the driver’s seat. The detective was able to arrest the suspect without incident. The suspect admitted that the night of the theft, he was breaking into cars and found a spare key inside this Ford pickup; so he stole it. The Ford pickup was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford pickup in December 2004 at North Central Ford in Richardson, Texas.