BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Police are concerned about what they’re referring to as a flash mob of custom car enthusiasts slated to take over the Burbank Empire Center Tuesday night.
The group has the right to peaceably assemble, but officials are worried the gathering will get out of hand.READ MORE: Jokic Has 49, Triple-Double As Nuggets Edge Clippers In OT
Burbank police were caught off-guard at the last car meet-up in 2013, when 3,500 people and 1,100 vehicles shut down the plaza and clogged streets.
Officers closed freeway off-ramps. They also issued more than 100 citations for vehicle code and moving violations.READ MORE: Lakers Blow Halftime Lead In Loss To Pacers
Organizer Jeremy Lee told CBS2/KCAL9’s Laurie Perez that police shouldn’t lump them in with street racers.
He’s expecting thousands of vehicles and 4,000 people, who Lee says want nothing more than to admire cool cars.MORE NEWS: Grandmother Carrying Infant Allegedly Assaulted By Unhoused Woman In Venice
Some businesses have expressed concerns about the crowds. Krispy Kreme management says the donut shop will be closed that night.