The owners of a 2006 Honda Accord contacted the New Orleans Police Department to report that they were the victim of a “carjacking” and the vehicle was stolen from in front their residence in the Gentilly area of New Orleans. The owner stated that around 10 pm they were waiting outside the residence for a relative when approached by three males who forced him out the Honda at gun point. At which time the three suspects jumped into his Honda Accord and fled down the street.
The New Orleans 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 Honda.
A short while later officers from the New Orleans PD 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 and found it parked on the city street in the Marigny area of the city.
The owner was contacted by the officers and advised them their Honda Accord had been recovered quickly in great shape via LoJack. The owners met the officers later and were reunited with their Honda Accord.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in November 2005 at Team Honda in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.