YouTuber Max Lee Arrested For Naked IKEA Stunt
It's 2019 and YouTubers think they can do whatever they want don't they. Well, Max Lee found out the hard way even internet sensations aren't above the law, when he was arrested for filming himself roaming an IKEA store naked in the middle of the night.
He shared the video of himself walking round the shop after hours. Lee is the son of a famous Taiwanese TV actor called Lee Hisng-Wen.
The 25-year-old was charged with indecent conduct and unlawful entry, the Taipei Times reported.
On the night of 28 October, he filmed his overnight trip to an IKEA branch in Xinzhuang (Sinjhuang) district.
The video, titled '24 Hour Overnight Challenge in IKEA' shows the YouTuber standing on tables, lounging around on the sofas and even pretending to have a shower and use the toilet in the displays around the store.
At one point, the stunt even shows him sat at a bedroom desk display with his pants down, pretending to masturbate in front of a computer.
An alarm was triggered during the stunt which meant that guards were alerted, but the sneaky chap managed to avert them, according to the Strait Times.
At about 9am, he can be seen leaving the store, telling a member of IKEA staff that he bumped into that he was an early customer.
Completely none the wiser, the unsuspecting employee tells Lee that breakfast isn't ready to be served at the cafe yet.
When he leaves the store, he can be heard saying on the video that the mission is 'successfully completed'.
It's all part of the '24 Hour Fort challenge' which basically means that participants must get to a location before it closes for the night, trespass and hide in a 'fort'. They're then supposed to stay for 24 hours, without being kicked out.
One person commented on the video asking if he'd thought about the fact that a member of staff could be in trouble over the breach of security
After it went viral, IKEA reported it to the police, who then charged him. According to police, Lee apologised and also said his father isn't happy with him either. He's taken the video down from his social channels.
It's not the first time he's caused controversy - it's almost like he wants attention or something?
Last year, he posted pictures online of what looked like cannabis in jars and enthusiastically praised the benefits of smoking it - the drug is illegal in Taiwan and possession carries a potential three year prison term.
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