A man from Hesperange who since the start of the pandemic has been hiding in an underground bunker with his beloved 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast has sent a message to the surface asking if it’s okay to come out now.
A family walking in the countryside happened to pass one of the bunker’s air vents, out of which the man had dangled a note.
“My name is Luca Bratz,” the note said. “My companion and I are taking refuge in a bunker five meters below the surface. Is it safe to come out now?”
“Bang once if no, bang twice if yes,” the note continued. “Villmols merci.”
“Warning, do not attempt to enter the bunker,” it added. “The walls are reinforced with steel and we’re both nude.”
According to sources, the 54-year-old property developer purchased the WWII-era bunker years ago.
As the number of global COVID-19 cases skyrocketed in early 2020, Bratz fled underground, taking his most cherished possession.
“My Ferrari is the most special person in my life,” he explained in a WhatsApp message to a friend shortly before going into hiding. “It’s my rock. It’s my bliss.”
His only provisions were 50 bottles of champagne, a large sack of biscotti, and a jar of expensive hair pomade he bought from an artesian in Sardinia last summer.
The Ferrari, named Mitzi after a teenage love interest, is said to be in good condition but low on fuel and badly in need of a good waxing.