The owner of a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro contacted the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office to report that his vehicle was stolen. The suspect works for the owner. While at the owner’s residence, the suspect grabbed the owner’s car keys and drove off in the owner’s Camaro without permission.
The Hopkins County SO verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Camaro.
Later, officers from the Dallas Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Camaro 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 Camaro and observed it traveling northbound in the 4100 block of S. Buckner Blvd. The stolen Camaro pulled into a gas station parking lot and the suspect, who was driving, got out of the Camaro and walked into the gas station. The officers followed the suspect into the gas station and found him hiding in the bathroom. He was arrested. The suspect admitted to the officers that he stole the Camaro. The Camaro was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Camaro in December 2009 at Michael Chevrolet in Fresno, California.