Krispy Kreme Tuesdays Drivers Invade Empire Center – Close Surrounding Streets

By On November 7, 2012

Thousands of car enthusiasts from the group Krispy Kreme Tuesdays invade The Empire Center again. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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.

Glendale Police stop several motorcyclist that were racing, and in violation of several vehicle code infractions. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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.

Cars were photographed, videoed, looked at, smiled at, and admired. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)