The owner of a Dodge pickup contacted the Dallas Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The owner went to work and parked his Dodge in the employee parking lot. When he returned to the Dodge he found it missing.
The Dallas 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 Dodge pickup.
Thirty three minutes later, officers from the Dallas PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dodge with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the stolen Dodge to a hotel in the 4500 block of Harry Hines Blvd, where they found it parked in the back parking lot. Officers reviewed the hotel parking lot video and were able to retrieve a good picture of the suspect. This is an ongoing investigation. The Dodge pickup only had damage to the ignition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge pickup in April 2004 at Bankston Chrysler in Frisco, Texas.