Evil clown is a scary success
A Swiss actor is carving out a new career as a sinister-looking clown - terrifying children's birthday parties.
Dominic Deville had the brainwave after watching his favourite horror movies and set up his Evil Clown service in Lucerne.
And he says his unlikely new venture is going so well that he's laughing all the way to the bank.
After he is hired to scare a birthday boy or girl, he first contacts his 'victims' to tell them they're being watched.
Then he taunts them with texts, phone calls and booby-trapped letters warning them that at sometime in their party he's going to smash a cake into their face.
"It's all in fun and if at any point the kids get scared or their parents are concerned we stop right there," he explained.
"But most kids absolutely love being scared senseless."