"IKEA Sleepovers" Are Getting Out Of Hand

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December 22, 2016
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Ikea Wants Teenagers To Stop Holding Illegal Sleepovers In Stores

Now that we have an IKEA here in Memphis, we know how comfortable their mini-showrooms are – and teenagers across the globe are taking advantage of that.

Teenagers are hiding inside the store until it closes for the night, then they hold massive sleepover parties where they run around the store, jump on furniture, and sleep in the display beds.  There have been at least 10 cases of these sleepovers in the past 9 months and IKEA is cracking down.

They have new security measures in place to make it more difficult, and they say they will press charges against anyone found at an “IKEA sleepover.”

An Ikea spokesperson told the BBC, "We appreciate that people are interested in Ikea and want to create fun experiences, however the safety and security of our co-workers and customers is our highest priority and that's why we do not allow sleepovers in our stores."

 

Lawsuit of The Week

A Chicago man is suing McDonald's restaurants over the price of their Extra Value Meals.

JAMES GERTIE claims the price of a Value Meal is actually more expensive than purchasing the items separately.  For example, Gertie says two cheeseburgers, medium fries, and a drink costs $5.90, which is 41-cents more than buying the items a la carte.

The disgruntled customer is asking the court for class-action status so he can build a fraud and deceptive practices lawsuit against McDonald's. 


No Wardrobe Malfunction Here!

A police officer in Wisconsin pulled over a speeding student but gave him wardrobe help instead of a ticket.

Officer MARTIN FOLCZYK of the Menomonie Police Department stopped a student who attends the University of Wisconsin-Stout because he was driving too fast.  The student explained he was late for an important school presentation and couldn't find anyone to help him tie his necktie.

So, Officer Folczyk let him off with a warning. Then, the officer tied his necktie for him. Click here to see the dashcam video of the incident.