The owner of a 2007 Ford pickup contacted the San Antonio Police Dept to report that his vehicle had been stolen. The owner parked his vehicle in a medical center parking lot and when he returned to it found it missing.
The San Antonio Police Dept verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford pickup.
Seven minutes later the helicopter from the San Antonio Police Dept picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford pickup 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 helicopter tracked the stolen Ford pickup and observed it traveling northbound on Interstate 35 in San Antonio. There were two suspects inside the stolen Ford pickup. When the suspects saw that the police helicopter was following them, they drove into a vacant field and jumped out of the stolen Ford pickup and fled on foot. The helicopter followed the suspects and directed patrol units to their location and both suspects were arrested. The Ford pickup was recovered in good condition. .
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford pickup in November of 2006 at (Creative Communications in Phoenix, AZ.