Ford F-250 Pickup Stolen and Recovered Minutes Later by Miami-Dade Officers Using LoJack

  • March 21, 2012
  • recovery stories

According to sources, on Saturday morning, January 14, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Ford F-250 pickup truck contacted the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office to report the vehicle stolen. Upon arrival at the scene, the responding officer met with the owner, who advised that sometime during the previous night, someone had stolen the pickup truck, as well as their company’s work truck, from where they were parked. The officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and had the vehicles’ information entered into the federal-state crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Ford F-250.

Minutes later, a Miami-Dade Police Department officer received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford’s LoJack unit on his patrol car’s LoJack Police Tracking Computer. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the computer, the officer, along with backup, located the vehicle in the 26200 block of S.W. 135th Avenue. The pickup was recovered with some ignition damage, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from the crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Ford F-250 pickup truck on December 7, 2004, and has been protecting it ever since.