The owners of a 2001 Honda Accord contacted the New Orleans Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from them during a carjacking. They were exiting the Honda in front of their residence late that night in the St. Claude neighborhood of New Orleans, when they were approached by a couple young men with a gun. They jumped into the Honda and fled down the street.
The New Orleans 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.
90 minutes later troopers from the Louisiana State Police 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 as it was being driven on I-10 West into St. Charles Parish. The troopers caught up with Honda in traffic due to an auto accident. The driver and passenger of the Honda were placed under arrest relative to possession of the stolen Honda. As the result of quick recovery of this Honda taken in a carjacking the arrest information was forwarded to the New Orleans PD for their investigators to aid them in their follow up investigation of the incident.
Both arrested subjects were booked at the St. Charles Parish Jail relative to possession of a stolen vehicle. The Honda was impounded to a storage yard until it was returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in December 2004 at Lakeside Toyota in Metairie, Louisiana.