The renter of 2015 Bobcat skid steer contacted the Dallas Police Dept to report that a Bobcat skid steer had been stolen. The renter left the skid steer on a job site overnight and when he returned found it missing. The Dallas 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 officers from the Dallas 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 officers tracked the stolen Bobcat to a body shop in the 3400 block of E. Illinois Av. The stolen Bobcat was parked behind the body shop. Officers made contact with the body shop owner who stated he did not know how the stolen Bobcat got to his shop. He stated that the space it was parked in had been rented out. He did not give the officers the name of the renter. This is an ongoing investigation. The Bobcat was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Bobcat skid steer in August of 2015.