Buenos Aires - Kidnappers brazenly showing up at people's doors with guns and telling them to get into the trunks of their own cars has led to an unexpected rise in the car customizing business.
Now when criminals ring a doorbell, put a gun to people's noses and tell them to get in the trunks of their cars, people are smiling with delight rather than cringing with terror.
Residents of Buenos Aires are countering the car thieves by fitting out the trunk of their vehicles with luxurious leather interiors, cup-holders, air-conditioning, home theatre and sound systems.
Owner of Bueno Brothers Custom Cars, Luis Schor, says "Business is off the hook!!!'"
"Last week we even had a customer ask us to install a statue of the Virgin Mary in their trunk."
"Buenos Aires is the only city in the world when people look in the trunk first when they're buying a car."