Burbank Police had their hands full after several thousand car enthusiasts, known as “Krispy Kreme Tuesdays,” showed up to a monthly car gathering at The Empire Center. They needed assistance from Glendale Police, Los Angeles Police Department, and even the California Highway Patrol.
Shortly after 7 p.m., the crowd (which advertises their outing through a Facebook page) grew. Burbank Police set up a command post nearby, which included gang enforcement officers. Glendale Police motorcycle officers had to close the streets leading to the center. A police helicopter was used to aid in the effort. Several pockets of people gathered and police units moved in to disperse them.
Cars leaving the center caused traffic on local streets to became totally packed. Police then found the cars leaving had gone up to the Kmart parking lot and Carl’s Jr. on San Fernando Blvd. After police moved them from those parking lots, the groups of cars wound up at the In & Out parking lot on First St., and Ralph’s parking lot on Buena Vista St. and Victory Blvd.
The area finally returned to normal around midnight, after several drivers were cited and one motorcycle was even impounded.