Police Car For Rent!
In Switzerland, you can rent fake police cars to park near your house so burglars stay away.
The idea came from Swiss entrepreneur Andras Birrer who decided to rent out fake police cars to people who travel a lot or go away on long holidays.
It started out as a promotion ad for Birrer’s car rental firm. Birrer painted a Hyundai i40 in the colors of the Swiss police, fit it with warning lights and creatively advertised it as an effective way to trick potential intruders. The newspaper ad read: “Don’t want your home broken into? Are you leaving on vacation soon? Rent our police car, we leave it parked outside your home the entire time”.
The ad got such positive feedback that the Swiss mechanic now has a whole fleet of police car replicas available for 250 francs ($270) a week.