The owner of a 2008 Audi A4 contacted the Dallas Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The owner had his garage burglarized and this Audi, which was parked inside the garage, was stolen. The keys to it were hanging on a hook in the garage.
The Dallas 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 Audi.
Later, officers from the Dallas PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the stolen Audi to the 2200 block of S.Buckner Blvd, where they observed it parked at a store. Officers set up surveillance, observed a suspect leave the store and drive off in the stolen Audi. When officers attempted to stop the stolen Audi, a chase ensued. The suspect eventually stopped the stolen Audi, jumped out of it and fled on foot. With the help of the Dallas PD helicopter, he was apprehended and arrested. The suspect admitted to the officers that he committed the burglary and stole the Audi. The Audi was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi A4 in September 2007 at Rusnak Pasadena Audi in California.