The owner of a Honda Civic contacted the Grand Prairie Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The owner parked his Honda in his driveway and when he returned to it found it missing.
The Grand Prairie 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, officers from the Dallas Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda 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 Honda to a vacant house in the 6000 block of Tyrone Dr. Officers were able to determine that the stolen Honda was inside the garage, which is where they found it. The Honda had damage to the ignition and the radio was missing.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in January 1999 at AutoNation in Hollywood, Florida.