In February 2017, the owner of a 2006 Infinity reported to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte, NC, that his vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of a local night club. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Infinity.
After the vehicle was entered as stolen into the computer, Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the North Carolina DMV and the University of North Carolina Charlotte Public Safety picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Infinity with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC’s) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Officers tracked the Infinity to a storage building located in an apartment complex. After further investigation, the Officers determined that the storage building was rented by the girlfriend of the vehicle’s owner. Consent was given to open the storage unit to locate the vehicle and verify the condition of the vehicle. The owner’s girlfriend claimed she was playing a joke on her boyfriend, however, when the vehicle was recovered, the North Carolina tag had been replaced with a dealer tag. It was also discovered that the owner had filed an insurance claim with his insurance company. The owner is potentially facing a charge of False Report of a Crime, pending further investigation. This case was also turned over to the North Carolina Department of Insurance to determine if an Insurance Fraud Investigation should be opened.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Infinity in June 2005 at Pinnacle Nissan/MPP, Scottsdale, AZ