After ‘Fast & Furious’ protests, commercial shoot upsets neighbors

Weeks after protesters rallied against the filming of the newest “Fast & Furious” movie in Angelino Heights, a commercial shoot for Rockstar Energy Drink caught some locals by surprise Thursday, reigniting their concerns that on-screen stunts are drawing street takeovers and other dangerous driving to their community.

The shoot featured a sports car bearing the Rockstar logo parked in front of Bob’s Market, which was made famous as the location of a liquor store owned by the family of star Vin Diesel’s character in the “Fast & Furious” franchise.

Fans of the movies, residents say, have flocked to Angelino Heights to race down the streets, perform burnouts and doughnuts, and stop for selfies in front of Bob’s Market. On Aug. 26, filming of the franchise’s 10th…

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