The owner of 2012 Cadillac CTS contacted the Los Angeles Police department to report his vehicle had been stolen. The reporting party was a victim of burglary in which their home was broken into and the keys to the Cadillac were taken. LAPD Southeast verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Cadillac.
Only three minutes later an LASD Airship picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Cadillac 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 LASD Airship tracked the vehicle to a county area of Los Angeles. The airship located the Cadillac parked and unoccupied in front of a liquor store. Patrol deputies responded to the area and saw a male subject walking in the area. The subject appeared to see the patrol vehicles and turned and walked in the opposite direction. The patrol deputies contacted the subject and he stated he had just come from the liquor store and was walking home. The deputies asked him how he got to the store; he pointed to the stolen Cadillac and said he drove it there. The subject claimed he got the Cadillac from a friend and had driven to the liquor store but was going to walk home instead of driving the Cadillac. The deputies found him to be in possession of the key to the Cadillac.
The deputies contacted the victim and asked if he knew the detained subject, but he did not. The deputies arrested the subject and later released the undamaged Cadillac to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Cadillac CTS in April of 2012 at Penske Cadillac Hummer, South Bay CA.