Crazy Stories of People Who Lived in Stores and Malls
Hear the wild stories of folks who just had to make a point by living in the mall and the stores. The weird thing in all these stories is that neither shoppers nor store employees noticed these individuals until days and in some cases years later. How could one go unnoticed for this length of time by others? One couple lived in their mall for nearly four years without being detected. These folks made a statement that is for sure.
1 Runaway Chinese boy lives in local Ikea for Nearly A Week
Twelve-year-old Peng Yijian was in deep trouble with his mother when he had not completed his Math homework assignment. Instead of dealing with his mother,the young man ran away and decided to hide out in the local Ikea store. Surviving off food samples from local Shanghai stores and sleeping on an Ikea display bed the boy almost went unnoticed for nearly a week until the youngster’s mother informed authorities that Ikea was one of his favorite hangouts. Eventually the police found the boy wandering around on the ground floor. The boy was found and returned home to his mother.
2 70 Year Old Woman Lives in Walmart for 3 Days
Talk about a passion for shopping. A 70-year-old Lilburn, Georgia resident spent a whole three days sleeping, shopping and eating at the Blimpie on the premises. The weird thing about this one is staff did not even realize they had an overnight visitor. The only thing that could explain this crazy tale is that it occurred during the Christmas rush. That being said one has to wonder if she found all the items she needed for her Christmas list. It sounds like she has a pretty extensive shopping list. Finally, when Walmart employees picked up on the woman’s overextended stay she merely told them she was shopping. Eventually the 70-year-old shopper was escorted out of the store and paid for her things.
3 College Student Breaks Into Fame After Living in Walmart for 41 Hours
Aspiring writer and Drake University student 20-year-old Skyler Bartels had an ingenious idea for an upcoming magazine article he was writing. He wanted to spend a week living in the famous retail store. For 41 hours, the young man patrolled the isles of the Windsor Heights Walmart reading magazines, watching movies on those big TVs they have for display in the store and even played some video games. Surviving off of food he bought at the on store Subway, he did not’ get much rest.Eventually the young man gave up and went home. Thinking that his experiment was a failure he chalked it off to experience. That was before the entourage of calls from literary agents and movie companies who picked up his story from local TV networks. What a way to break into the writing world. You go Skyler.
4 14 Year old Lives in Walmart Unnoticed for 2 and Half Days
Wow, here is another Walmart tale of a young man who lived in the famous retail store for 2 and a half days. The creative 14-year-old made homes behind the strollers and toilet paper aisles. Cleverly the youngster had created a crack in the back of the juice aisle to get his drinks. The young man would have continued to go unnoticed had store employees not noticed the clumps of trash he left around the store. All in all, the young man went unnoticed for nearly 2 and a half days.
5 Protesting Couple Makes A Statement After Living in the Mall for 4 Years
Michael Townsend and Adriana Yoto were so upset when they heard a local mall was being built in their area that would increase their taxes considerably. They chose to express their views in an entirely creative yet different way. The couple decided to live in the mall within a storage unit that had nearly been abandoned for several years. Hauling cinder blocks, sofas, lamps, amongst other standard home items the young couple had a complete hidden apartment right on the premises. For four years, they would wander the mall at night and see all the sights and probably would have gone unnoticed if it had not been for Townsend being arrested by mall security for criminal trespassing.