Youtuber arrested after spending night in IKEA to make video

Police arrested a man today, after he uploaded a video that showed him hiding out in a store room of an IKEA store, then spending the night in the showroom.

Max Lee, 25, son of Taiwanese actor Lee Hsing-wen, allegedly sneaked into the IKEA store in Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City, in the evening of October 28. The video Lee produced shows him hiding in a storeroom before sneaking up to the fourth floor showroom in the early hours of the morning.

Man walks on table in IKEA showroom
Lee jumped around on furniture during his overnight stay in IKEA showroom.

Lee’s movements set off a burglar alarm as he made his way to the showroom, but Lee managed to remain undetected and proceeded to fool around for his audience as he broadcast direct to Facebook.

Afterwards, Lee edited the video and uploaded a version to YouTube yesterday, October 31.

During the video shoot, Lee pretended to use the display toilet, stripped naked and pretended to take a shower in a bathroom display unit, and simulated masturbation at a computer desk.

After IKEA found out about the incident they contacted police. Police took Lee into custody for questioning at around 12:00pm today.

Lee, who recently returned to Taiwan after studying in the United States, caused controversy in Taiwan last year after he uploaded pictures of a glass jar of marijuana to Instagram and talked about the benefits of smoking cannabis. Lee later claimed the marijuana was fake, and said, “Taiwanese don’t have a sense of humor.”


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