One man has gone to extreme lengths to prevent the petrol being stolen from his vehicle, as the price of fuel continues to burden people across the world.

The man shared a short video of his genius anti-theft measure to TikTok.

Next to his petrol tank cap, the man installed a Ring doorbell, which features a camera triggered by motion. Most Ring models allow for live video and two-way chats, and alert notifications.

“With gas prices over $7 [USD] in California, ain’t no mofo stealing my gas,” TikTok user @outdoorsfishing1 said.

No-wire, no-screw video doorbelsl on Ring’s website begin at A$135.

A man put a doorbell on his car to deter people from stealing petrol from his tank. Source: TikTok/outdoorsfishing1
A man put a doorbell on his car to deter people from stealing petrol from his tank. Source: TikTok/outdoorsfishing1

It’s not the most conventional use of a doorbell and it’s unclear if it is a joke or not, but other drivers found it amusing enough, while some understood the struggle of rising petrol prices.

“You know what, I need one of those,” one person said.

“At this point, it costs less to replace the camera than fill up your tank,” someone else remarked in the comments.

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