The owners of a 2002 Nissan Altima contacted the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to report that their vehicle was stolen as they were parking in a Guntersville, Alabama, bank parking lot that evening. The owners stated that an unknown male drove up on an ATV with a long rifle and demanded the keys to their Nissan. They complied and the subject fled in their Nissan onto Highway 431.
The Marshall County SO verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Nissan Altima.
13 hours later troopers from the Louisiana State Police picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Nissan 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 Nissan near the intersection of I-10, I-12 and I-59. The troopers were able to locate the Nissan parked in the Louisiana State Welcome Center rest area along Interstate 59 near Pearl River, Louisiana. The stolen Nissan was occupied by the suspect wanted for the carjacking which occurred just 14 hours earlier some 375 miles away. The suspect is being held in the St. Tammany jail charged with possession of stolen motor vehicle and as a fugitive from Alabama.
The Nissan was in great shape and impounded until the owners could pick it up.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Altima in April 2002 at Miami Postal Credit Union in Florida.