Police called after thousands have plans to play hide-and-seek at Ikea store
If you've ever thought Ikea is the perfect place to play hide-and-seek, you're not the only one.
About 3,000 young people on Facebook said they would show up to play hide-and-seek at Ikea's Glasgow, Scotland, store last month, The Scotsman reported.
But employees became aware of the situation and ended up calling police to control the planned mayhem, NPR reported.
Groups of people who appeared to only go into the store to hide were turned away, according to reports.
“While we appreciate playing games in one of our stores may be appealing to some, we do not allow this kind of activity to take place to ensure we are offering a safe environment and relaxed shopping experience for our customers,” Rob Cooper, Ikea store manager in Glasgow, told The Scotsman.
It’s become a trend in recent years in Europe to play the game at the expansive warehouse stores.