The owner of a 2011 Audi A5 Quattro 2-door convertible parked their car at a local “watering hole.” The owner returned after approximately an hour later and discovered their Audi missing. They contacted the Cape Coral 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, which automatically activates the LoJack® System concealed in the Audi.
Later that evening, a Lee County Sheriff’s Office auto theft detective picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen A5 on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC), that are installed in law enforcement patrol vehicles, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The auto theft detective began tracking the stolen Audi by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen. The auto theft detective, along with their backup, located the 2-door convertible in a nearby parking lot in the 5600 block Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Harbour, Cape Coral. The Audi was recovered, removed from state and federal crime information computer systems by the entering agency and released to the owner, who responded to the scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2011 Audi A5 Quattro in May 2011 at Audi Mission Viejo in California.