LoJack: Not Gone In 60 Seconds

While many people at this time of year look back at the best CDs or movies, hottest cars and biggest car company bailouts, the folks at LoJack fondly recall some of the events that make their stolen recovery vehicle technology special.

While many people at this time of year look back at the best CDs or movies, hottest cars and biggest car company bailouts, the folks at LoJack fondly recall some of the events that make their stolen recovery vehicle technology special.

And it isn’t just about recovering cars on streets. In one case, it was cars at sea.

The story goes like this. A Lexus dealer in California had equipped the cars on his lot with LoJack. This part is a bit confusing, but he’s what LoJack reports: the dealer “notified police that a vehicle was fraudulently purchased from his dealership.” Being a Lexus dealership, they probably didn’t have the perp purchaser back with the finance guy for an interminable amount of time.

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They activated LoJack and discovered that the car was not rolling large in Beverly Hills, but actually in a cargo container at the Port of Los Angeles. They found two additional cars in a second container and determined that there were two additional containers sailing away.

So they recalled the ship and there were four cars worth an estimated $400,000.

Brings to mind a movie with Nic Cage and Angelina Jolie, doesn’t it?

Thanks to LoJack, the whole thing was ripped wide open and a theft ring that had heisted $4.5-million worth of vehicle during a three-year period was busted.

Sure beats a 10-best list.