Several cars belonging to health care workers at Adventist Health and Rideout Hospital in Marysville, California, were broken into on January 9, leaving the workers with smashed windows and missing valuables.
Cameron Sprouse, a registered nurse in the Emergency Department at Adventist Health and Rideout Hospital, recorded this footage and originally posted it to Facebook. Sprouse told Storyful the scene of broken glass was discovered around 11.30 pm on January 8, and Sprouse started recording shortly after.
Sprouse told Storyful there were over a dozen windows broken and some money and other valuables were stolen. Sprouse can be heard in the video saying that he does not leave anything of value in his car.
The video shows Sprouse walking around the parking lot finding multiple cars with broken windows.
He told Storyful that the parking lot the emergency department staff use is a private lot owned by Hust Brothers Inc because it was “considered to be safer than hospital staff parking.”
Hust Brothers Inc confirmed with Storyful that the nurses do use the parking lot at night, though there is no formal agreement between the hospital and Hust Brothers. They told Storyful they are aware of the break-ins.
“We all notified Marysville PD, but they did not send any officers out to assess the damage. They had us fill out online reports instead,” Sprouse said.
Storyful reached out to Marysville PD for comment, but did not receive a response at the time of writing.
Sprouse said parking lot security has been an ongoing issue for most of the time he’s worked at the hospital. He told Storyful this was the third time his car had been broken into while he was on shift.
He told Storyful after this latest break-in he handed in his resignation. “It’s unfortunate, because we have an amazing team of nurses, doctors, techs, and ancillary staff who I do not want to leave,” he said. “This is a time where we need staff more than ever and the hospital is simply not doing enough to protect us.” Credit: Cameron Sprouse via Storyful