Teenagers spend night in IKEA store after hiding from security and film it all

Two teenage boys have filmed themselves spending the night at an IKEA store after hiding from police.

The Swedish furniture giant has warned against "illegal trespassing" since the video went viral on Thursday (March 18).

In their now-deleted video on TikTok, the group hide in the shelving units in the self-service warehouse until the store in the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, closed at 6pm.

They wrote in the clip: "We stayed at Ikea overnight and this is what happened."

The pair appeared to be sitting five metres above the ground in scaffolding which contained boxes of inventory before strolling around the empty store.

They play around the display items in some of the showrooms including an outdoor hammock.

It is not clear how long they are inside for but when they attempt to leave the store, they trigger the alarm by the door.

The video ends as the two boys flee the area before security guards arrive.

IKEA Australia responded to the prank and said in a statement that they are aware of the recent incident in one of their stores.

They added: "We are liaising with authorities to take appropriate action with those involved.

"The safety of our customers is of utmost importance and we do not condone illegal trespassing in our stores."

The matter has also been reported to Queensland Police and a spokesman for the police said that they were "investigating an alleged trespassing incident" at the store.

"No one has been charged in relation to this matter," he said.

The prank or so-called "IKEA challenge" started in 2016 after Belgian YouTubers Bakuna Fatata filmed themselves sleeping at the furniture store.

The trend led young people to attempt similar sleepovers at the stores and in 2018, it re-emerged again after parents reported their child had not returned home at night.

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