In January 2019, the owner of a 2008 Honda Accord contacted the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia, SC to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the driveway of the residence. The owner stated she had no idea who could have taken her vehicle but would prosecute anyone that was in possession of the vehicle. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda.
After the vehicle was entered into the National Crime Computer Database, an Officer from the Atlanta Police Department in Atlanta, Ga. was alerted to the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that is installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Officer was led to the location of the Honda in a shopping center parking lot. The Officer found an individual inside the vehicle and placed him under arrest for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. The vehicle was recovered and towed for storage until the owner could make arrangements to have it brought back to South Carolina.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in December of 2007 at Midlands Honda in Columbia, SC.