Caught on Cam: Suspect in Sharp Hospital Fire

The fire at Sharp Mary Birch three months ago damaged several vehicles

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    Video released by San Diego Crime Stoppers shows a possible suspect in the parking garage fire on Jan. 27 that caused an estimated $150,000 damage.

    Investigators working on the arson at a San Diego-area hospital have released surveillance video showing a potential suspect arriving in a pickup truck but leaving the parking garage on bicycle.

    Several vehicles parked in the public garage at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital burned in the fire on Jan. 27.

    Thick, black smoke poured from the fourth level of the five-story garage and created problems for patients and staff trying to get to a number of medical facilities in the area.

    Damages were estimated to be $150,000.

    In the video released Thursday, the suspect can be seen arriving in a Ford truck officials describe as stolen.

    As he drives through the garage, the man passes just underneath a surveillance camera and his face is clearly captured for several seconds.

    Later in the video, the man can be seen standing near the truck moments before it catches on fire.

    Then, the same man is captured on video leaving the area on a bicycle and wearing red basketball shorts.

    A reward of up to $10,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the damaging fire.

    Anyone with information on this case should call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.