owner of a 2006 Ford pickup contacted the Houston PD to report his vehicle
stolen. The owner went to a restaurant
and left his vehicle in the parking lot running with the keys in the
ignition. When he returned to his vehicle,
he found it missing. The Houston PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and
federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford pickup.
A short while later officers from the Houston PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford pickup with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the stolen Ford pickup to a store parking lot in the 9400 block of W Sam Houston Pkwy where the stolen Ford was parked and unoccupied.
set up surveillance and observed three suspects enter it and drive off. When officers attempted to stop the stolen
Ford pickup a chase ensued. The stolen
Ford pickup collided with another vehicle and the three suspects jumped out of
it and fled on foot. Two were
apprehended and arrested. The Ford
pickup sustained damage to the front end.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F350 in September 2005 at Russell & Smith Ford in Houston, TX.