It is more complex than what the others are saying, but on these facts, the camera would have changed nothing.
(The complexity is the reliance on the camera in certain states. Say one place has cameras and the other does not and there is a sign regarding the cameras. You park in the one with the cameras in the hope there is less crime. Some courts have said the decision to go there because of the cameras and the cameras were not operating, there could be a negligence complaint against the owner. )
When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.
--W. T. Pooh (aka A. A. Milne)