The owners of a Ford F350 contacted the Pittsfield Township Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen overnight from their business.
The Pittsfield 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.
A short while later and over 50 miles away troopers from the Michigan State Police picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 troopers tracked the Ford to residential area of Detroit. It appeared that the suspects parked it to “cool off.”
Because of the quick recovery the suspects did not have enough time to strip it or use it to commit additional crimes. The stolen Ford was impounded and later returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F350 in May 2004 by Lake Elsinore Ford in California.