The renters of a 2017 Bobcat skid steer contacted the Houston Police Dept to report that their Bobcat had been stolen. The renters left the Bobcat over night at a job site and when they returned found it 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 Bobcat.
A short while later auto theft detectives from Houston Police Dept picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Bobcat 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 detectives tracked stolen Bobcat to a house in the 5900 block of Southtown, where they observed it parked on the side of the house. Detectives made contact with three suspects inside the house. The suspects claimed no knowledge on how the Bobcat made it to their house. Detectives found an advertisement on the internet placed by the three suspects where they were trying to sell the stolen Bobcat. All three suspects were arrested. The Bobcat was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Bobcat skid steer in January of 2017 at a commercial establishment.