Formula One ace Jenson Button and his wife have been gassed and robbed while on holiday in the French Riviera.
Two men broke in to the rented villa the superstar and his wife, Jessica, were staying in with friends in St Tropez.
The thieves made off with a number of items including Jessica's engagement ring.
In a scene out of a movie or TV crime series, it appears the burglars gassed the occupants through the air conditioning system before breaking in.
A spokesman for Button said: "Two men broke into the property whilst they all slept and stole a number of items of jewellery including, most upsettingly, Jessica's engagement ring.
"The police have indicated that this has become a growing problem in the region with perpetrators going so far as to gas their proposed victims through the air conditioning units before breaking in.