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In case you want to give your child a traumatic experience to discuss with a future therapist, Dominic Deville is offering his clown services. Not just any clown services, though: Deville offers evil clown services. For a fee, Deville will spend a week “stalking” your child: sending threatening texts, making prank phone calls, and leaving booby-trapped letters in mailboxes until the evil clown ultimately shows up and throws a birthday cake in the child’s face. Sounds like birthday fun, no?
The United Kingdom’s Metro reports that over the seven-day course of Deville’s service “[t]he child feels more and more that he is being pursued.” He starts by sending notes warning the child that he is being watched and will be attacked soon. The child doesn’t know when the attack will occur, so it creates a growing sense of fear. Deville maintains that “most kids absolutely love being scared senseless.” If at any point the fear becomes too much, parents can call off the clown. Deville is mindful of limits and will never break into a residence or show up at work (I’m not exactly sure whose work Metro is referring to, what kind of child labor laws do they have over there in Europe?).
Deville’s final goal is to sneak up on the birthday child and smash a birthday cake in his face when he least expects it. If a child is able to avoid the surprise cake attack, Deville will give the child the cake as a gift. Sounds fair enough.
Unfortunately for North American children who love being stalked by clowns, Deville’s Evil Clown service is based in Lucerne, Switzerland.
The Swiss actor got the idea for the business after watching some of his favorite horror movies, some of which involved clowns. Deville’s website, Evil Clown, offers no package information or prices; in fact, all it features is an evil clown face, an evil laugh recording, and a link to his email. While there are no reports on his prices or how much business he gets, an Austrian Times article suggests he is laughing all the way to the bank and has a lucrative business.
His business idea can’t be that crazy if parents are actually booking him. News about the business first broke in the United Kingdom in 2010, but it took until now for North American news outlets to pick up on the story. As his website is still up and running, he must still be in business, meaning that he is getting regular bookings to stalk and attack children with baked goods.