Lindsay Burgess
Updated Feb 04, 2017 @ 10:16 am
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Admit it, though: We’ve all *thought* about it. Last week a couple got busted in flagrante on one of the bedding displays at a Bed Bath & Beyond in New Jersey. (Because, of course this happened in New Jersey.) (But really NJ, this is why we love you.) ANYWAY. Remember the IKEA “playing house” scene from (500) Days of Summer? We have to say, that scene forever changed the way we see housewares stores. And when Bed Bath & Beyond introduced wine service, it kind of confirmed our suspicion that the store is, in fact, an ideal date spot. However: It should go without saying, but those bedding displays really aren’t there for, um, “sealing the deal.”

What happened, exactly?

As it turns out, the situation in New Jersey was actually pretty serious, for quite a few reasons. First of all, one of the men involved had an outstanding arrest warrant. Second, the pair was in possession of marijuana. Third, this all went down around 5 p.m. on a Monday, when there easily could have been kids around. And finally, one or both of the guys involved had scabies — which meant a lot of extra work for both the police and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Starting from scratch

Scabies is easy enough to treat, but it’s incredibly contagious. The arresting officers visited a local hospital for treatment, and the booking station was fumigated. As for the Bed Bath & Beyond display… Well, let’s just say it didn’t make it. The store got rid of the display, and a BBB spokeswoman issued this statement:

Obviously, they made the right call. We hope that everyone at the BBB store in question is okay. As for homeware store romance: Keep it PG, kids.