The Burbank Police Department had heard that there was going to be some type of a car show gathering near the Empire Center Tuesday evening, and a kind of “Flash-Mob” of kids and cars is what turned out.
Reportedly over one thousand cars and young adults and teens filled every feasible parking spot, with more in the aisles and on foot. At one point police officers who were on scene, felt it was necessary to shut down all the roadways leading into The Empire Center. They requested assistance from Glendale Police for traffic control. Officers closed Victory Pl. at Burbank Blvd., Lake St. at Victorry Pl., and other streets near the shopping center until they could get a handle on the situation.
They had officers on foot, motorcycles, and even a K-9 unit patrolling the parking in case any trouble arose from the basically peaceful crowd. Several cars and drivers were cited, but the police were more interested in keeping things under control with the large crowd present. .