Residents expressed their anger ahead of this weekend’s planned shooting in Angelino Heights, a historic district near downtown Los Angeles. The location is the fictional residence of Dominic Toretto, a character played by actor Vin Diesel in the saga.
It’s all about illegal racing, “street takeovers,” where car enthusiasts gather at night to watch them rev their machines at high speeds on city streets. For local resident Damian Kewitt, founder of SAFE, which opposes the practice, “Fast and Furious” helped “glorify illegal activity” by turning Angeleno Heights into a “tourist destination for illegal street racing.”
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“Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings, three, four, five, six cars come here for “burnouts” and “doughnuts”, maneuvers where drivers squeeze their tires, assures Damian Kevitt.
Another resident, Bella, who declined to give her last name, says her children are shocked by the sound of cars outside their home in the middle of the night. According to him, Universal Studios should relocate the shooting location, while SAFE urges the city to install speed bumps and zero tolerance for street racing.
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