And finally… lost their marbles
Greece’s state TV has been criticised for a segment showing viewers how to steal gasoline from cars as fuel prices rise sharply.
“It’s not something terribly complicated … you don’t even need a special tube, even a hose for balconies will do,” station reporter Costas Stamou said during ERT’s morning news show Syndeseis.
After performing the method, a car repairman then indicates where a car’s fuel tank may be pierced to steal the contents.
“Are you guys in your right mind? Giving people tips on stealing gasoline?” said one Twitter user. Another joked: “After the tutorial on two ways to easily steal gasoline, ERT is now preparing new how-to’s on how to open locks and steal wallets.”
Fuel prices have climbed steadily in Greece in recent months, with simple unleaded costing more than €2.37 per litre on average in Athens on Wednesday.