Rodeo Drive shuts down after hundreds gather for YouTube star Austin McBroom fan meetup; no arrests made

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Rodeo Drive is shown on April 11, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Rodeo Drive is shown on April 11, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

An impromptu fan meetup for YouTube video creator Austin McBroom drew a crowd of hundreds to Rodeo Drive on Saturday, temporarily shutting down the street best known for its high-end stores and celebrity sightings.

McBroom on Instagram told fans to meet him on Rodeo Drive for a “pre-fight party” and a chance to win an autographed pair of boxing gloves ahead of his June match with fellow YouTuber and TikTok video creator Bryce Hall. Hundreds gathered, forcing the street closure between Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards from 4:50 to 6:19 p.m.

From 350 to 500 people convened and about 30 police officers and 25 civilian support staff were dispatched to the area, said Sgt. Dale Drummond with the Beverly Hills Police Department. There were no arrests.

Video from McBroom’s social media accounts and footage posted on TikTok and Twitter show the crowd walking and at times running through the Beverly Hills shopping district with a Hall-themed piñata in tow.

Read the full story at LATimes.com

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