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LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Thanks to the efforts of OnStar, one Kentucky man is learning about the power of today’s technology and why crime doesn’t pay.

According to the Louisville Police Department, they received a call about a stolen vehicle from OnStar early Monday morning in the Louisville area. OnStar told police that the owner had called them to report that their car had been stolen. OnStar then sent a signal to “disable” the car and told police where they should be able to find it.

Upon arriving at that address, police found the suspect with the stolen car. He told police the car suddenly became disabled and the horn started going off and he couldn’t figure out why that was happening.

Police say the keys were with the vehicle, which was returned to the owner undamaged.