The owners of a 2003 Acura TL contacted the Santa Ana Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. Apparently the victim left the engine running momentarily to retrieve something from his residence. As he walked out he observed a female enter the driver’s side and drive off. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Acura.
A short while later the Los Angeles Police Department Air-10 flight officers radioed that they had a LoJack Hit on the stolen Acura and requested LoJack equipped patrol cars to respond to the area of Main St and Alhambra Rd. Units from the Hollenbeck Division responded. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, Air 10 tracked the Acura noting that the driver was driving at a high rate of speed. The Hollenbeck units arrived and caught up to the Acura as it headed eastbound on Zonal, however the Acura failed to yield to the red lights and siren. The Acura continued about 8/10th of a mile when the suspect pulled over and surrendered. The female suspect was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was later booked for driving a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, a felony. The undamaged Acura was towed and stored.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Acura TL in March 2004 at Anaheim Chevrolet in California.