A man who went missing in Ikea for six hours after going there with his wife has been found safe and well wandering around the homeware department. Paul Molloy from Tullamore in Co. Offaly got lost after going to the toilet unaccompanied yesterday morning.
Although still a little dazed and confused, Paul spoke to reporters outside Ikea in Ballymun last night.
“When I came out of the jacks I couldn’t see Sharon anywhere. I followed the arrows on the floor like you’re supposed to but after a while I noticed I was walking past the same things again and again. It was just like the Blair Witch Project. That’s when I realised I was in serious trouble and might never get out of there alive.”
Paul said he felt like giving up several times during his six hour ordeal but told reporters it wasn’t all bad.
“I got tired after a while and took a nap in a lovely comfy bed with beautiful matching cotton duvet cover and pillow cases. I wouldn’t advise anyone to go into the bathroom section though. I couldn’t find the customer toilets again so I had to use the show toilets. Nothing happens when you try to flush them ones.”
Ikea spokesman Sven Stephenson said that due to the large number of men who go missing in their stores every year, they are considering replacing the baby seats in their shopping trolleys with much larger husband seats to prevent this from happening again.