Ikea is not happy with what some teens have been doing at their stores lately. They’re not coming to the stores to buy things but to sleepover. The trend began in 2015 when teens started visiting stores such as Ikea and hiding there for hours or even the entire day.
This is not only happening on Ikea as other teens have filmed themselves sleeping at other stores. The first ever sleepover reportedly began in 2015, when two teens stayed at an Ikea store and filmed themselves walking around the store.
There are now many videos from people doing the same in other stores but Ikea is not happy as the illegal sleepovers have continued in 2016. Illegal sleepovers in Ikea have been filmed by some teens since 2015 but the store is now trying to put a stop to the trend. At an Ikea store in Sweden, two 14-year-old girls were caught trying to stay in the store. An Ikea spokesman told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that they had chosen not to make a police report. The spokesman added that they spoke with their parents instead.
Ikea is one of the first stores to complain about the illegal sleepovers but other big stores do stop teens from staying inside. There are many videos of teens trying to sleepover inside big stores, with some getting caught by security and told to leave.
The Ikea spokesman says they hope that this trend will slow and that they do not see what it is fun about it.
Ikea is the world’s largest furniture retailer with nearly 400 locations, so it will be difficult to stop all the illegal sleepovers. But those thinking about staying at Ikea should know that the store could make a police report if you’re caught. The store decided not to make a police report for the two girls in the latest incident as they were only 14 years old.
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