ANGELINO HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Some Los Angeles residents on Friday gathered to protest the filming of the latest "Fast and Furious" movie in their neighborhood. Those concerns have grown over the past 22 years of the action franchise.
Production for the tenth installment got underway on Friday in Angelino Heights and was scheduled to continue into Saturday. Residents say previous film shoots have led to an increase in street racing in the area.
Tire marks dot the street from racers doing burnouts in front of the iconic market that is seen in the movies. Residents feel the movie will further glorify and encourage illegal street racing.
One woman, who wished to remain unidentified for fear of retaliation, is a working actress herself.
"The attention that the film has brought to this neighborhood has lingered and left these problems behind for us to clean up," she told Eyewitness News.
Residents went to an organization to seek help to stop the filming because of the notoriety that it brings.
"When they found out that 'Fast and Furious 10' was going to be filming here -- again -- and despite requests from community members to stop the filming, to not film here, because of the increased traffic it'll bring and the increased street racing that it'll most likely bring, they were ignored," said Damian Kevitt, executive director of Streets Are For Everyone.
Kevitt said while residents are compensated for the short-term inconvenience of filming, there are long-term impacts.
Not only do they want the Los Angeles Police Department to get involved, they're asking for some type of responsive action from NBC Universal, which produces the film. They suggest, at the very least, that the film include some sort of disclaimer at the beginning and end of the movie discouraging fans from being involved in illegal activity.
"This has gone way too far. It's not safe. They've hit cars, they run off...These guys pull out guns on our neighbors. They're not fans. Fans, real fans, don't do stuff like that," the woman said.
A second protest took place Friday evening.
"Fast X" is scheduled to be released next year.