Greece’s state-owned public radio and television broadcaster, the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) raised eyebrows with its recent antic in which it showcased a step-by-step procedure on how to steal petrol from a car. With €2.50 per liter of fuel in Rhodes, and €2.37 per liter on average in Athens, fuel prices are spiraling like crazy in Greece.
This does not mean that one resorts to stealing petrol, something the news program ‘Syndeseis” failed to understand, as the reporter of the channel explained, that the process was simple, did not even require a special tube, and could be done with a hose as well.
A quick tutorial was provided by a car repairman who had been specially invited to join Stamou to demonstrate how easy and doable the process was to steal the petrol from the fuel tank. The expert showed the viewers where exactly the fuel tank should be pierced, in case the first method of robbery does not work out well.
This outrageous broadcast saw Twitter fans react by asking how incredible the entire idea was. One sarcastic tweet even joked how the ERT would next teach how to break open locks and steal wallets.
The country’s annual inflation rate broke the record of 29 years with a whopping 11.3%. The Greek authorities have offered subsidies to less well-off car and motorcycle owners, refusing to cut fuel taxes despite the increasing pressure.