Car Enthusiast ‘Flash Mob’ Draws Thousands In Burbank

BURBANK ( — More than 3,000 car enthusiasts gathered near the area of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Burbank’s Empire Center Tuesday night.

The event, dubbed “Krispy Kreme Tuesdays: The Last Exile” on Facebook, officially began at 9 p.m. on North Victory Place, although people started to show up in the afternoon hours.

KCAL9’s Tom Wait reported that police officers, some undercover, worked to stop any trouble from the “flash mob” before it started.

Roads were shut down, including the I-5 Burbank off-ramp, to try and control the crowd.

“One of the concerns is, if it gets out of control, do they start spinning the tires, and squealing tires in the parking lot, losing control, injuries to the pedestrians,” said Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

Authorities said they learned from last year’s massive turnout.

“We now have additional resources. What we’ve done is we actually have mutual aid from Pasadena, Glendale Police Department, South Pasadena, and San Marino,” said Ryburn.

No arrests were made at the car meet, although about 100 vehicle-related citations were issued.

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