CITY OF INDUSTRY (CBSLA.com) — Police were patrolling a car show flash mob in the City of Industry that resulted in one arrest early Tuesday night.

The so-called “Krispy Kreme Tuesday” meet was originally scheduled to be held at the Empire Center in Burbank.

However, local law enforcement shut down the parking lot to organizers, who did not have a permit to hold the event on private property. Police cited concerns over a similar event in 2013 that drew 3,500 people to the area, causing gridlock.

The car clubs moved the gathering to a parking lot in the Puente Hills Mall area, located off the 60 Freeway on Azusa Avenue.

Local deputies told CBS2/KCAL9 they would be conducting code enforcement, citing vehicle owners for illegal modifications.

The crowd was dispersed by law enforcement a short time later.

“We look forward to this, so it was kind of a shocker,” car enthusiast Nicholas Thompkins said of the last-minute change in location.

“Because we like to come out and congregate and show our cars off, we’re outlaws now or something?” enthusiast Donald Galaz asked of the crackdown. “That just doesn’t sit right with a bunch of us right now.”

Police arrested one man for having a concealed weapon at the City of Industry gathering.

Burbank police said there were no major incidents at the Empire Center, crediting early warning via social media to stay away from the center.

Comments