Police today were trying to figure out why a New York man with flammable liquids and a replica gun in his Camaro crashed through a barrier to get into Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.
Michael Rodriguez-Cintron, 43, was arrested Friday while roaming around the back lot, Burbank police said.
No one was injured but because of what Rodriguez-Clinton was carrying in his car police and security were taking a close look at him.
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, Burbank police Lt. John Dilibert told reporters.
Rodriguez-Cintron allegedly drove his car up to a wooden gate on Warner Boulevard about 3:25 p.m., crashed through it and did not stop, police said.
“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,” a Burbank Police Department statement said.
“The vehicle continued to drive through the studio lot and returned approximately five minutes later where he was detained by studio security.”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s bomb squad was called in and Rodriguez-Cintron’s late-model, blue Camaro was towed away as evidence.
Rodriguez-Cintron was jailed tonight in Burbank, police Sgt. Daniel Mayreis said. His bail was set at $500,000. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.