STOLEN TRUCK...with a twist and with a question. You need to read!
Well, i was an idiot for never installing an aftermarket anti-theft device but it gets good...read on.
I went to a nearby car show this past saturday and someone stole my truck. I got to the place around 6:30 pm and noticed the truck missing around 8:30. There was an off-duty police officer at the car show so he made the stolen vehicle report for me. He asked me if I had any anti-theft devices and i replied no being somewhat embarrased. I make the report and call a friend to pick me and my family up. My buddy showed up and we began driving home. He made a few phone calls to a few friends who knew some shady characters in the area but nothing. About 30 minutes after i filled out the report, the original officer that had made my report calls me on my cell phone and asked me if i was sure that i did not have lojack. I responded no. I bought the truck new and never installed it. He says that there was a hit on my vin number from lojack. I explained again that it has to be a mistake and that i did not buy lojack. He says that he would call me back. A few minutes later, he calls me back and says that the truck was found, partially stripped, and at a house and that it does have lojack and that they found it. I said GREAT!! and asked him for the address. My buddy drives me and my family over to the address and there it was!! After questioning the residents of the house, the police determined that a 23 year old guy lived there with the mother and stepfather. The mother and stepfather were there but the 23 year old was not. He may have gotten spooked when he saw the police car drive by looking for my truck. Police ran the guys name in the system and turns out that he has a very extensive auto theft past. The parents were not very helpful in trying to locate their son. Also, there was an older white f250 next to mine and it had one of my rims already on it and some of my parts in the bed. An auto theft detective arrived on scene and also tried to convince the parents to have their son return home. Well, apparently, they did not want to cooperate, so the detective arrested both the mother and the stepfather. The older f250 was registered to the mother and since there were stolen parts on her truck, she was arrested for possession of stolen property and the truck was towed pending the investigation. Chances are, they will lose the truck. What a night!! Now i am just waiting for the insurance company to come look at the truck. The driver side door lock is damaged, the igition is damaged, and the tailgate lock/handle is damaged along with some scuffs and scratches on sone interior/exterior parts. I guess it could have been worse. So my question is: has anyone ever run across this where they have lojack and never knew it or paid for it? I am just happy to have gotten my truck back!!!! If anyone lives in the miami area, get an alarm, and be careful with your truck. I can pm you the guys info>