(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County Police are investigating a catalytic converter taken in a hospital parking lot.
Occurring outside Franciscan Health outside of Michigan City, police stated that the catalytic converter was cut from the exhaustion system of a 2010 Honda Element on November 28.
The theft happened sometime between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. while the car was in the hospital's parking lot on the northeast side. A Hobart man called the police when he returned to his car and discovered a loud noise from his exhaust system after starting the engine, per local authorities.
The catalytic converter was valued at $300.
Police also noted that attempts to obtain video evidence of the crime were not successful because the security camera for that area was not working at the time of the theft.