The owner of an Acura TSX contacted the Midlothian police to report their vehicle was stolen from in front of their residence on the 17000 block of Thomas Lane when they left the keys in the vehicle as it warmed up. Midlothian Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Acura.
Shortly thereafter officers from the Harvey and Riverside Police Departments picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Acura 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 Calumet Park where the vehicle was observed parked and unoccupied. The vehicle was recovered and returned to a grateful owner on scene. The Acura was recovered undamaged before it could be stripped, cloned, re-tagged or used in a crime.
The LoJack® System was installed in the in the Acura TSX in Dec of 2007 at McGrath Acura in Westmont IL.