The owner of a 2008 Ford F350 pickup contacted the Houston Police Dept to report that his vehicle had been stolen. The owner had taken his vehicle to a body shop for repair. He was contacted by the body shop and told that his vehicle was missing. The Houston 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.
A short while later officers from the Houston 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 officers tracked the stolen Ford pickup to the 6300 block of Long Drive and determined that it was inside a metal warehouse. Officers contacted the owner of the warehouse who allowed the officers inside. The stolen Ford pickup was found inside and recovered. It was in good condition. The warehouse owner stated that a tow truck had taken it to his warehouse and was going to come back later to work on it. This is an ongoing investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F350 pickup in February of 2007 at Auto Nation Ford in Katy, TX.