The owner of a 2007 Honda Accord contacted the Lancaster Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The owner is a used car dealer. The suspect entered the dealership and asked to test drive this Honda. The suspect left his driver’s license and drove off in the Honda. He never returned.
The Lancaster 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.
Later, a detective with the Texas Department of Public Safety picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that is installed in his detective car. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detective tracked the stolen Honda to a house in Corsicana. The detective observed the stolen Honda parked in the driveway. He set up surveillance and observed a suspect get into the stolen Honda. The detective was able to stop the stolen Honda before it backed out of the driveway. The suspect was arrested. This suspect was the person who test drove the Honda and left his driver’s license behind. He is also a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred after he stole this Honda. The Honda was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in April 2007 at Vandergriff Honda in Arlington, Texas.