Car enthusiast 'flash mob' overtakes Empire Center in Burbank on election night

As millions of Americans watched elections returns in angst Tuesday night, hundreds of people in Burbank had better things to do – a car enthusiast flash mob anyone?

Shortly after 7 p.m., car enthusiasts overtook the expansive Empire Center parking lot, prompting Burbank police to request assistance from Los Angeles, Glendale and the California Highway Patrol as they attempted to disperse a crowd estimated at one point to be more than 1,000 people.

It took police until nearly midnight to clear the parking lot – process that clogged surrounding streets as the massive crowd moved out.

No injuries were immediately reported, but several drivers were cited and at least one motorcycle was impounded.

--Jason Wells and Ross A. Benson, Times Community News

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