More than 3,000 people planned a giant game of hide-and-seek at an Ikea store in Glasgow, Scotland.

The plan was hatched on Facebook, but got so out of hand that a team of police officers were brought into the store as a precaution. After the Facebook event page went viral, The Scotsman reports that concerned staff called the police.

Five officers stayed at the shop for the entire day on 31 August, just in case the thousands of people who clicked "attending" on Facebook decided to show up. Thankfully, there were no arrests or issues for the police to deal with.

The trend of planning huge games of hide-and-see in brances of Ikea has gradually been growing in popularity.

Earlier this year, 32,000 Facebook users recently clicked attending to a game in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. People hide in all areas of the store, including the appliances of the show rooms, and games can last for hours.

H/T: NYPost

Keep reading...Show less
Please log in or register to upvote this article
The Conversation (0)