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article imageIkea wants teens to stop holding sleepovers at its stores

By Owen Weldon     Dec 22, 2016 in Business
Ikea has warned teenagers to stop holding sleepovers at their stores. This year alone, there has been at least 10 incidents.
Ikea has warned people to not stay over in its stores after they close. They said they would considered them as trespassers and would get into trouble with the law.
Johanna Iritz, a spokeswoman for Ikea, said the company takes the matter seriously. She added that they can't guarantee the safety of those performing the pranks. She said the whole thing was overrated and people who attempt the stunt may be arrested.
Apparently the trend of spending the night in Ikea started when a video surfaced in August of this year. The video showed two teens spending the night at an Ikea store in Belgium.
The two teens managed to stay 12 hours inside the Belgium |kea store. The pair read bedtime stories and jumped on a few beds before hiding in a wardrobe to wait for the store to reopen. They weren't caught, and after they posted the video, it went viral. Since being posted, it was been viewed over a million times.
Recently, two 14-year-old girls spent the night in an Ikea in Jonkoping, Sweden. However, they were caught by the staff once the store reopened in the morning. The two didn't get charged, but in another incident, two teens were charged. In that case, the two 15-year-olds were reported to police for trespassing.
The Mirror asked Ikea if it would plan on ever having an organized sleepover. The company said currently they won't consider planning one, but they would keep it in mind.
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