The owner of a 1996 Honda Civic contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The owner stated the Honda was stolen from a mall parking garage.
The Las Vegas Metro 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 Honda.
Shortly after an hour of the entry, troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda 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 Honda and found it to be unoccupied. The Honda was returned back to the owner on scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in July 1996 at Ray Fladeboe LM Honda Inc. in Irvine, California.