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People gather in Glenbrook Commons parking lot Saturday evening for ‘truck show,’ man who attended says

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - People gathered in the Glenbrook Commons parking lot for a truck show, a man who attended the event said.

People gathered in the parking lot with their vehicles Saturday evening.

Photo courtesy: Jesse Gordon

The event grabbed the attention of people across Northeast Indiana.

A woman shared the following videos with Fort Wayne's NBC news Saturday evening.

Trucks "Burning Out" at Glenbrook Square

A woman shared these videos with me. She says this happened at Glenbrook Square Saturday evening. She says several people drove their trucks around the parking lot creating smoke with their tires. In the video, a woman claims she had permission from her store owner to close down early for safety reasons.I've reached out to police to find out more details.

Posted by Louie Tran on Saturday, June 27, 2020

According to the video, a woman claims she received permission from her store owner to close down early for safety reasons. Another woman in another video shared her thoughts regarding the smoke in the area.

Photo courtesy: Anthony Smith

Fort Wayne's NBC News also talked with a man named Austin Richardson who said he attended the event with his vehicle. He said the event was organized by a man known as "whistlindiesel." Richardson said the event was a truck show where people gathered to display their vehicles. He said the truck show happens every year.

Fort Wayne's NBC News reached out to "whistlindiesel" to learn more about the event. We are waiting for his response.

Fort Wayne's NBC News also talked with a woman who said she was nearby the area and saw the event.

Late Saturday evening, Fort Wayne's NBC News was made aware of the following notification. A few people shared online they were near the area and received the message.

Fort Wayne's NBC News reached out to a spokesperson with the Fort Wayne Police Department to learn more details of the event. We are currently waiting to hear back.

Because the event was held in a parking lot within Glenbrook Commons as well as in parking lot spaces near Glenbrook Square, Fort Wayne's NBC News reached out to Glenbrook Square to get clarification.

Officials with Glenbrook Square said "the mall did not authorize the gathering that took place. We requested everyone showing up on Glenbrook Square property for such an event to leave immediately. Most of the participants have actually been on an adjacent property that isn't owned by the mall."

Officials with Glenbrook Square also told Fort Wayne's NBC News to contact Brookfield Properties for information.

Fort Wayne's NBC News contacted the company over the weekend. We did not receive an immediate response, and currently waiting to hear back.

Stay with Fort Wayne's NBC on this developing story.

Louie Tran

Louie Tran is the weekend anchor for Fort Wayne’s NBC at 6 and 11pm and a weekday general assignment reporter. To share story ideas, please email him at ltran@wpta21.com.

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