Things turned chaotic at a gathering in commemoration for the late Paul Walker on Wednesday night. Mr. Walker, who would’ve been a 45-year-old on Wednesday if he were still alive, was very much an enthusiast of cars, and also starred in nearly all of the Fast and Furious films before he died in November of 2013.
There was a tribute set up for the actor in a parking lot of the West Covina Plaza in California, when things turned sour, for not only the civilians involved, but also for the mall security.
According to the West Covina Police Department’s Facebook page, the people at the event trashed a mall security car, attacked two security officers, and in general, disturbed the peace.
Reportedly, one security personnel pushed a person in response to aggression from the crowd, and then a group of people jumped on to the hood of the security car.
While the aforementioned was certainly more rowdy, those closer to the actor were more peaceful in the way in which they remembered the late Hollywood star.
Earlier this week, Paul’s brother commemorated him with a passionate Instagram post. Cody wrote, “you would be 45 today, bro. We love you, miss you, and try to honor you in the best ways we can.”
Other stars to share a message in honor of Paul include Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson. Diesel wrote on his Instagram, “Five years since we celebrated your last birthday.”
The 39-year-old actor, Tyrese, said happy birthday to the man who was “all heart.” As you may know, Paul’s death shocked the entertainment world, and also led to a lawsuit by Walker’s daughter.
Since the late actor passed away, the Fast And Furious franchise continued anyway, going on to become one of the biggest earning series of all time, with the latest flick, Fate Of the Furious, dominating at the box office.
Now, Dwayne Johnson is getting his own spin-off flick based on his Fast character, Hobbes, which created drama for Mr. Gibson, who accused the actor of making it “all about him.”