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Cops shut down massive 3,000-person game of hide-and-seek at Ikea

Ready or not, here cops come!

More than 3,000 people planned a giant game of hide-and-seek at an IKEA store in Scotland — but a team of police officers weren’t playing around and broke up the fun, according to reports.

Revelers planned to turn the sprawling furniture chain in Glasgow into an impromptu playground on a Facebook event page last week, prompting the store to call police, according to The Scotsman newspaper.

Five cops stayed at the shop for the entire day on Aug. 31 to gauge whether folks were browsing for a cheap desk — or actually hunting the perfect spot to hide.

“People are stopping everyone who looks like they are here for a game of hide and seek,” one customer, Lewis Phillips told the paper.

Ultimately, there were no arrests, and no major “issues” for cops to deal with, a rep for the store said.

In Europe, the trend of playing the game at IKEAs has picked up steam in recent years, with a stunning 32,000 Facebook users signing up for one event in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Players hide in everything from refrigerators to bed frames and say the 300,000-plus square foot shops are the perfect spot to play.

Originally appeared on The New York Post


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