Thieves Leave Skid Steer Loader to “Cool Off,” but LoJack Found it “Hot”

  • January 12, 2012

On a Sunday night before the manager of a national home improvement store in San Antonio, TX left for the evening, the store’s skid steer loader was secured on a trailer.

The manager had a very unpleasant Monday morning, as he discovered that the loader had been stolen right off the trailer.  Fortunately, the skid steer was equipped with a LoJack System, enabling officers from the San Antonio Police Department Auto Theft unit to start tracking its whereabouts. 

Officers located the skid steer abandoned in a field behind a community swimming pool, hidden under trees.  It appeared that the thieves had left it to “cool off”—waiting to see if police were able to locate it with a LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System.  Fortunately, they did and were able to return the skid steer back to its grateful owner.