A renowned recording studio in Hollywood, Sunset Sound, was burgled on Sunday. This is just the latest in a string of issues that the studio has been facing, which they attribute to the homeless community around the building.
The studio, known for producing iconic records, has been in operation for 64 years. However, the homeless problem is now threatening its existence. The homeless population in the area has reached approximately 3,000 people, with only 400 shelter beds available.
According to Sunset Sound president Paul Camarata, incidents like Taylor Swift getting accosted when she ventured outside the studio have had a negative impact on the business. Additionally, the building has been set on fire twice in the past year. The situation has escalated to the point where needles are being left in plain sight outside the studio and people are using bathrooms anywhere they please, resulting in property damage.
During Sunday’s burglary, thieves stole blank checks from Sunset Sound’s office leading to accounts being cancelled by banks and financial institutions. L.A City Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez’s office stated that they are monitoring the situation and working with outreach teams to address this issue but declined an on-camera interview about it.