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Fishers police pour cold water on plans for 'not so sober IKEA visit'

Posted at 12:58 PM, Oct 24, 2017

FISHERS, Ind. -- Fishers police put the kibosh on plans for a drunken trip to IKEA next month, warning potential participants they could face arrest if they show up at the store drunk.

The department posted to its Facebook page Tuesday morning that it had been made aware of a “not so sober IKEA visit” event planned for Nov. 8 at the new IKEA location off of I-69.

Neither police nor the store were interested in a group of intoxicated shoppers looking for furniture and Swedish meatballs, though.

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The Fishers Police Department has been made aware of a Facebook Event titled ‘not so sober IKEA visit’ planned for November 8th at IKEA,” the department wrote on its post. “FPD in partnership with IKEA strongly discourage anyone planning to attend. Those in attendance will be immediately trespassed from the property and intoxicated persons will be subject to arrest.”

As of Tuesday afternoon, it appeared the Facebook event in question had been deleted.

This isn’t the first time Fishers police have taken to Facebook to address IKEA shoppers.

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Last week, the department posted a photo of an IKEA couch smashed all over I-69 with the caption, "Please make sure your treasures from IKEA are properly secured to your vehicle before hitting the road," and several cheeky hashtags like #clarkgriswaldmove and #someonemissingacouch. 

The Fishers IKEA location opened officially on Oct. 11 and has already drawn increased traffic to the I-69 corridor.

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