The owner of a 2010 Nissan Maxima 4-door sedan exited their home and started their car, leaving the keys in the car and the engine running so they could “warm up” the car. They then walked back into their home. When they returned to their Nissan they discovered it missing. They contacted the Hollywood Police Department to report their Nissan stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.
Later that morning, an Auto Theft Task Force investigator picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Maxima 4-door sedan on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The investigator began tracking the stolen Maxima by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen. The investigator located the 4-door sedan around the corner from where it was reported stolen. The Maxima sustained windshield and center front end damage. The Hollywood PD responded to the scene to recover the Maxima since it was in their jurisdiction and to process the vehicle for any evidence. The 4-door sedan was recovered, released to the owner, and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2010 Nissan Maxima in February 2010 at Autoway Nissan of Brandon in Florida.