The owner of a 2004 Honda Accord 4-door sedan parked their car at a residence in Hollywood in the late afternoon. When they returned in the early evening they discovered it missing. They contacted the Hollywood Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.
Within minutes of activation, while on routine patrol, a Hollywood PD officer picked up the silent LoJack signal began tracking the stolen Honda by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen. The officer, along with their backup, was directed to the area of Sheridan Street and North Dixie Highway. The officers observed the Honda with the engine running in the 2400 block of North Dixie Highway occupied by two subjects. They immediately detained both subjects. Upon further investigation, the officers arrested the suspects for Grand Theft Auto. A search incident to the arrest produced a box that contained drug paraphernalia and a substance later testing positive as cocaine. Both suspects now had additional charges placed on them. The Honda was recovered, released to the owner, who responded to the scene, and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2004 Honda Accord in September 2004 at Kuhn Honda in Tampa, Florida.