Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 4:30am

About 1,000 cars show up in Burbank for parking lot ‘flash mob’

Roughly 1,000 vehicles flooded the Empire Center in Burbank on Tuesday night for a car “flash mob” organized through social media, snarling traffic as crowds swarmed the parking lot. More than 20 police officers from Burbank, Glendale and San Marino were assigned to patrol after a similar event in November also caused traffic headaches.

Earlier in the evening, police closed the parking lot to cars, shut down surrounding streets because of traffic congestion and warned motorists to avoid the area, the Burbank Leader reported.Still, more than 3,000 people, from families to car enthusiasts, perused a litany of vehicles, from customized muscle cars to a rare lime green, 1969 Subaru Sand Bar 360 van.