Posted Nov 2nd 2012 8:00PM
Well this is something you don't see everyday. Thieves in Amsterdam have been preying upon unsuspecting Porsches recently. The burglars are not making off with the entire car. Rather, they are stealing only the HID headlights. But what is most interesting is the purpose of snatching just the headlamp assemblies.
It is believed that the headlights make for ideal lighting solutions when heating marijuana indoors. The high intensity discharge bulbs give off plenty of heat and require much less power than standard heat lamps. According to De Telegraaf, as many as 20 Porsches fell victim to this trend, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage. The cost of a typical HID heating assembly for hydroponics can run from $100 to $500, and up.
This is apparently the latest hot-button item to be stolen from luxury cars, following navigation systems and airbags.
Click here to check out the video of some thieves making short work of a Porsche Panamera's bright parts.