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Man with fake gun, flammble liquids crashes into Warner Bros. lot

A man with flammable liquids and a replica gun smashed his car through a barrier at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank on Friday and was arrested while roaming around the back lot, police said.

The incident unfolded about 3:25 p.m. when Burbank police responded to a call that a man was trespassing on studio property.

The man was later identified as Michael Rodriguez-Cintron, 43, of New York.

"Studio officials reported that minutes earlier, a vehicle driven by an unidentified subject crashed through the wooden arm of Gate 5 and entered the premises without stopping," according to a statement by the Police Department. "The vehicle continued to drive through the studio lot and returned approximately five minutes later where he was detained by studio security."

Inside the suspect's car, police found a duffel bag with "several bottles" of unidentified flammable material as well as ignition sources and the fake gun. As a precaution, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's bomb squad was called in.

Police are still investigating the motive. Rodriquez-Citron is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, according to police.

-- Andrew Blankstein

Comments () | Archives (8)

Smashed through the barrier? Then roamed around? THEN he was reported as being a tresspasser?

I'd say Warner Borthers' Security's asses should be in "a sling", as they say.

Typical NY and LA driver he made a right turn while texting and suddenly the gate appeared. He wasn't able to stop and went through it then came back out to be arrested. The liquid was probably finger nail polish and remover. Why is this news?

This is what happens when you pass on a good script.

What a way to try breaking in to 'show biz'...this guy really is a 'gate-crasher! Sounds like a possible reality show idea. "Who Wants To Be a Studio Tour Guide Gone Wild!

It was Wile E. Coyote. He'd just received his order of Acme Liquid Explosives and was finally going to nail that roadrunner until Warner Bros. security foiled his plan.

I wonder which studio executive caused this outburst. I'm assuming that it something to do with a part or a script.

It will be interesting to follow this story.

The guy just wanted a behind the scenes look at the garbage Warner Bros passes off as entertainment.

Been watching too much of the shlock being put out by the studios. Guess he wanted to prove he could do a typical chase scene, then a crash, and finally an explosion. Boring!


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