The owner of a gas station in the town of Edipsos on Evia on Tuesday confirmed reports regarding two incidents involving Parliament Speaker Zoe Constantopoulou over the Greek Orthodox Easter weekend.
According to reports in local media, Constantopoulou visited the gas station on Sunday and demanded that one of her vehicle’s tires be replaced.
The employee replied that he did not have the necessary tools to do so and Constantopoulou allegedly told him to call his boss in order for the latter to fire him.
“You don’t know who I am,” she allegedly added.
The employee reportedly pumped some air into the tire and Constantopoulou left.
According to the same reports she was back the next day and again demanded that the tire be replaced.
The same employee told her that the gas station “was not a garage.”
She left and returned 20 minutes later, allegedly verbally abusing the employee and demanding his personal details.
Two women who witnessed the scene and recorded the incident on their smart phones were forced to show Constantopoulou their phones after she reportedly told them that they were committing a criminal offense.
Reports alleged that the speaker checked the women’s phones to make sure they had deleted the video recordings and photographs they had taken before returning them.