Car Stolen From Hospital Lot While Owner Gives Birth

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) —  A car thief stole a couple’s truck while they were in the hospital giving birth to their daughter, and now the couple needs to rely on family and friends to care for their baby.

“This is devastating to our family,” says Rachel Bendix.

Rachel and the baby’s father went to Mercy San Juan Hospital Wednesday morning.

“There was another car already in the parking lot, parking space,” says Rachel.

So while Rachel was giving birth, someone stole their 1984 red Toyota truck from the hospital parking lot.

“It’s crazy to think that security wouldn’t have seen it, it was literally in plain view,” she said.

Security cameras didn’t quite reach the parking space where the truck was parked, so the new parents don’t know who took off with their family’s only vehicle.

The couple had to ask Rachel’s stepmother for a ride home from the hospital.

“We’ll have to arrange a ride to drop off a prescription and then pick it up – she has to see a doctor by Monday,” says Rachel.

The Sacramento Police Department did take a report over the phone, and the truck’s license plate number is 8X58580.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Mary says:

    The good thing is the truck was found. Rachel is a great Mother and her daughter is a VERY HEALTHY and BEAUTIFUL baby! Everyone on here trying to make a sad situation into a personal attack GROW UP! There is no need for this all to be on comments. The writing is obvious this is 2 different women. 1 who has never met Rachel and the other is a jealous spiteful, pitiful person. Let’s move on! Thank you channel 13 for helping get the truck back.

  2. Billy Jo says:

    You have some nerve. With people like you in this world, no wonder their is so much bad going on.

    1. Billy Jo says:

      Love you Rachel, The only people you need in your life are the people that need you!To those who have no idea what there talking about, One thing is right, karma works in many ways so watch what you say and do because you may one day find your self in its hands.

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