A loud but peaceful crowd flooded the Empire Center parking lot with vehicles Tuesday night for the impromptu "Krispy Kreme" meet, drawing more than 3,000 people and roughly 1,000 cars.
"I've seen families out here with their kids looking at the cars," Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said at 8:30 p.m. No arrests had been reported and crowds were expected to thin out, he added.
Earlier in the evening, police closed the parking lot to cars, shut down surrounding streets due to traffic congestion and warned motorists to avoid the area.
Roughly 25 officers from Burbank, Glendale and San Marino patrolled the area Tuesday, in part to minimize the traffic snarls that accompanied a similar meet in November 2012.
The event organizer, a Burbank native who declined to be identified, said Tuesday's "Krispy Kreme" meet would be the last of its kind. The event, organized through social media, is not affiliated with the doughnut chain.