The owner of a 2003 Ford F-250 contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen from a construction site where he worked, in the 2800 block of Nellis. The truck had been parked and locked but was missing when the owner ended his work day so he notified the police. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department 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.
Seven minutes later officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 officers tracked the vehicle to a residential neighborhood near the intersection of Hast and Castleberry where it had been abandoned. The Ford was unoccupied and undamaged when it was located; it was recovered by police and returned back to the happy owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F-250 in May of 2004 at North County Ford, Vista, California.