The owners of a 2010 Toyota Tundra pickup contacted the Pearland Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their driveway sometime during the previous night. As the owner was getting ready for work they noticed that the truck was not in the driveway. Their neighbor’s security camera showed two males taking the Toyota around 1:45am.
The Pearland 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 Toyota pickup.
A short while later officers from the Houston Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota 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 officers tracked the pickup to an abandoned apartment complex. The Toyota was located parked and locked up next to the building and a fence to a neighboring school. The officer had the pickup towed and stored pending owner notification. No arrest or suspects and the Toyota was listed in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Tundra in June 2009 at Sterling McCall Toyota in Houston, Texas.