Police in Oklahoma recently recovered four stolen Camaros, but much of the credit for the recovery effort should be given to the intricate GPS tracking system and suite of technologies built into the Camaros themselves, via OnStar.
The pack of fifth-generation Camaros were swiped early last Wednesday morning from Northcutt Chevrolet in Enid, Oklahoma. Enid police called it in and an Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) trooper began to chase at least two of the Camaros eastbound on the Cimarron Turnpike in Pawnee County, according to a local news station.
OHP requested help from Sand Springs Police a little after 6am, but the Camaros managed to escape. Though not for long.
A Sand Springs officer was headed back to base when he noticed a Camaro with its hazards on parked on the side of the road. He and fellow officers arrested the two occupants, a 22-year-old male and a juvenile female.
Jeff Turnbow, General Manager at Northcutt Chevrolet, says police used OnStar to track the location of the other three vehicles. Once the cars were parked and the engines shut off– in an effort to avoid possible damage we presume– OnStar remotely disabled the engines and alerted Tulsa Police to their location.
Two were found on the 600 block of North Elwood while the others were located on the 1600 block of North Cheyenne, says the news outlet. No arrests were made.
We’re sure Turnbow wasn’t exactly pleased to hear that four Camaros were stolen from his property but now, with some free press and the Camaros back in his possession, we imagine he couldn’t be happier the Camaros came equipped with OnStar.
“People don’t realize that OnStar is a great tool,” he told the news outlet.