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Ikea is asking people to please stop holding sleepovers in their stores

If you want to spend the night in a Gjöra or Hasselvika bed, you're going to have to buy it yourself.

Ikea is warning people who think it might be a good idea to have an unauthorized sleepover in one of their stores that they will be considered trespassers, and the authorities will be called. Ikea spokeswoman Johanna Iritz told The Associated Press Ikea takes the situation seriously because the company "can't guarantee safety." In August, two teenagers posted a video to YouTube showing their after hours antics in a Belgium store; they hid in wardrobes when the store was open and went undetected until they emerged later.

Iritz said Ikea has recorded 10 incidents worldwide of shoppers staying overnight, and this weekend in Jönköping, Sweden, two 14-year-old girls were caught trying to sleepover in a store. Iritz said the idea of spending the night in an Ikea store is "overrated," while another spokesman told Aftonbladet the company does "not see what is fun about it."