- Taiwanese YouTuber Max Lee, 25, spent the night in the Xinzhuang branch of Ikea in Shanghai, China.
- He snuck into the shelves of the warehouse and hid there until he was sure all staff had gone home.
- He then spent the whole night in the building, trying out beds, and pretending to shower and use the bathroom.
- When he uploaded the video to YouTube, it was reported by the Ikea store manager, according to Taipei Times.
- Taipei Times also reported that Lee has been charged with indecent conduct and unlawful entry. He has allegedly apologized and has taken the videos offline.
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A Taiwanese YouTuber has gotten into trouble with the law after attempting to spend 24 hours in an Ikea store. 25-year-old Max Lee, who runs the channel 馬克斯WillDoIt, was charged with indecent conduct and unlawful entry, according to Taipei Times, after successfully staying the night and being discovered by staff the next morning.
Lee uploaded his video, titled “24Hour Challenge- Overnight inside IKEA” on October 31. The video, which has now been taken offline, started at around 8 p.m. on the night of his attempted prank where he entered the Xinzhuang branch of Ikea in Shanghai. He then hid behind some boxes on one of the shelves in the warehouse until about 2 a.m. when he was sure all the staff had gone home.
At 3:26 a.m. he made his way to the fourth floor while a loud alarm was ringing through the building. At about 3:40 a.m. he found lots of beds and chose one where to spend the rest of the night. But at 5:40 a.m. all the lights turned on.
Lee, who has around 4,000 subscribers, is known for pranks, according to Taipei Times. In the video, he pretends to shower while nude and use the bathroom in the Ikea showrooms.
At 9 a.m. Lee pretended to be the first Ikea customer. It seemed to work because at the end of the video he said: “mission accomplished.” But Taipei Times states that the store manager reported the video to police when it was uploaded, and Lee was summoned to make an affidavit on November 1.
Taipei Times reported Lee apologized and said his father Lee Hisng-Wen, who is an actor, was unhappy with him. The video has been removed from Lee’s YouTube channel but a copy has been uploaded here.
Insider has contacted Lee for comment.