The owners of a business in Loveland, Colorado, contacted the Loveland Police Department to report that a Honda Accord that they had let out on a test drive by a prospective buyer had not returned within the specified time and that they wanted to report the vehicle as stolen.
A police officer 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 time later troopers from the Colorado State Patrol and officers with the Colorado State University Police Department were picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from their PTCs, the troopers and officers tracked the Honda to an apartment house near Lemay and Autumn Ridge Drive in the City of Fort Collins. The Accord was recovered unoccupied and undamaged.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda in 2003 at the request of a prior owner of the car who purchased the LoJack from Automotive Avenues in Lakewood, Colorado.