• Aug 23rd 2007 at 6:02PM
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LoJack's international recovery network makes it increasingly difficult to escape its satellite eyes. Here's the best example yet. Two Albanian thieves broke into the Italian vacation of home of a Frenchman and knocked him out with sleeping gas. They then stole his French-registered Gallardo. When the man came to he called LoJack France and reported the car stolen. They called LoJack Italy, who turned on the recovery system, and located the car on its way to Naples. The Italian police were called, and bada-boom, bada-bing, you've got two rustlers behind bars and a wayward bull returned to its owner. LoJack also has a Mexico/US agreement to help ward off thieves closer to home. We wonder if the guys who lifted the Lambo got pulled over by this.

[Source: Telematics Journal and Inside Line]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      In California, I believe, if a car is stolen, its title is rendered as Salvage =( I'd rather not have my car found and returned.

      iirc.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Depends on what happens to the car. I believe if a major component or a certain combination of components are removed, then yes, it will be titled as salvaged when returned.

        A friend of mine has his car stolen, 2004 BMW 3, and after inspection by the insurance; it was returned. The keys fell out of his pocket in the trunk, and he didn't notice. Since he the doors were closed, he couldn't open the trunk. So, he walked about 1 mile to his house to get the spare. In that time, someone smashed the passenger corner window, and found the keys in the trunk (probably looking for speakers/amps, since he had an aftermarket sound system) and took off with the car. He has asked the insurance and DMV if there was going to be any changes to the tile, and they said "No".
      • 8 Years Ago
      One of my nightmares is that my car gets stolen and returned. I like my car well enough. It's been good to me, roomy, and it looks nice. Just not the kind of car to light my fire. That's beside the point though.
      After talking to car theives, reading articles in local papers, and seeing the damage they do (mostly greasy underage punks in this town stealing the cars for joyrides) the last thing I'd want to do is have to buy countless replacement parts a year down the road because I was foolish enough to not take the engine out every night to prevent my car from being stolen.
      On a side note, in Canada the government is getting so serious about car theft that they are going to cancel my insurance if I don't get my free Immobilizer installed. Yes, free. The government is going to pay for it.
        • 8 Years Ago
        "Yes, free. The government is going to pay for it."

        So did that money grow on trees? It's called tax dollars my friend.

        There is no such thing as a free lunch.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Perhaps I could of explained that a bit better.

        Manitoba's auto insurance is not only priced lower then basically the rest of Canada and definatly the USA it's also run by the provincial government. To insure a regualr sedan we pay just under a grand Canadian.
        Speeding tickets and things like that are not going to raise that. Only accidents and thefts. And even then it's by less then you think. My deductable if I destroy my car and someone else's car and lets say their house and drive over them a little is $200.

        Because of a lower number of claims that were made last year I am getting a rebate in the mail ($$) and free UV tint as well as the Immobilizer. Rates also might go down to insure my car because of the low claims. I am definatly going to be paying less because I have not been in any accidents where I have been at fault in seven years.

        Not a free lunch but I will enjoy the almost free immobilizer, the cash, the lower rate, and the tint.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why did the theives use sleeping gas? A revolver has always worked for me.
        • 8 Years Ago
        The [Kosovo-]Albanian mafia is going crazy all over Europe. They use gas to rob people in mobile homes who park along the road or simply force people off the road with their own cars. The gas they use is NOT safe and can actually kill people. So the question of 1st or 2nd degree murder is valid. Albanians are getting a really bad reputation in Europe and causing growing racism.
        • 8 Years Ago
        1st/2nd deg. murder, my friend.
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