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Fast & Furious? Hundreds of car lovers descend on Escondido

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Posted at 5:39 AM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 11:35:31-04
ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Authorities broke up a car club with hundreds of vehicles that invaded an Escondido parking lot late Tuesday night. 
 
At around 10 p.m. more than 1,000 cars packed into the parking lot of the Westfield North County mall as part of a car club that meets in different parts of Southern California. 
 
Escondido police said the car enthusiasts was summoned through Instagram. They had planned to meet in Los Angeles, but had such a high surge of interest that they were forced to find a larger location. 
 
Escondido police, San Diego police and California Highway Patrol converged on the lot and forced the group to leave, emphasizing that the mall was on private property. It took about 30 minutes for law enforcement to get the cars out of the parking lot. 
 
There were no arrests, and no citations were issued.