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Krispy Kreme "flash mob" draws attention of Calif. police

(CBS) BURBANK, Calif. - More than 3,000 car enthusiasts gathered near a Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop in Burbank, Calif. Tuesday night for an event dubbed "Krispy Kreme Tuesdays: The Last Exile" - and police were on hand to put a halt to any trouble from the "flash mob," CBS Los Angeles reports.

Although the event officially was scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., people started showing up in the afternoon hours, the station reports.

Roads were reportedly shut down, including the I-5 Burbank off-ramp, to try to control the crowd.

"One of the concerns is, if it gets out of control, do they start spinning the tires, and squealing tires in the parking lot, losing control, injuries to the pedestrians," said Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

Authorities said they learned from last year's massive turnout for a similar assemblage of motorheads.

"We now have additional resources. What we've done is we actually have mutual aid from Pasadena, Glendale Police Department, South Pasadena, and San Marino," said Ryburn.

No arrests were made at the car meet, although about 100 vehicle-related citations were issued, the station reports.

  • Stephanie Slifer

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