A Doctors Hospital employee had a gun put to her head by a man demanding her vehicle as she was reporting for work at 5 a.m. Sunday.
Manteca Police said the 48-year-old woman slammed the door shut on the individual who then jumped into a ‘80s or early ‘90s dark blue Toyota and fled the area. The woman’s car was parked on Stafford Way adjacent to the emergency room entrance. The man was described as a tall, thin Caucasian, standing about 6-foot tall.
Barbara Bell, director of business development and associate administrator, commented on the incident Monday afternoon.
“The safety of our staff, patients and visitors is our first and foremost concern and we are thankful and relieved that the employee was not harmed. While we provide security on our hospital property 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the incident happened on a public street adjacent to the hospital. We are conducting a review of our security in light of this incident,” she said.
Sgt. Wayne Miller said he wasn’t aware of any other attempted or actual vehicle thefts occurring in the area Sunday morning.
The hospital provides security officers that cover the entire DHM campus 24/7 on both the north and the south of the 1200 block of North Street but does not include the side streets around the facility.