Wisconsin gas station loses $ 3,500 after employee inadvertently sets the middle class price to a TENTH 28 cents per gallon – causing a rush of more than 100 people filling their tanks before the error was noticed
- More than 100 drivers race to fill their vehicles after the middle gas was at $ 0.28
- A clerk at BP gas station intended to charge $ 2.89 per gallon but made a mistake
- The police responded after reports of a suspicious number of vehicles at the station
- The Brookfield, Wisconsin company lost more than $ 3,500 due to the error
More than 100 people ran to a gas station in Wisconsin after an employee accidentally set the middle class price at 28 cents per gallon instead of $ 2.89.
The police responded to the BP activities in Brookfield after reports of a suspicious number of vehicles that came and went to the site on Monday.
Once at the gas station, the officer realized that there were no abuses due to damage to machines or tampering, it was just human error.
The attributable error for & # 39; Silver & # 39; middle class was made by a clerk before they closed at 9 p.m. – it meant that drivers could supplement one tenth of the price they would normally pay.
Some paid less than five dollars for the value of a tank and in total more than 100 people benefited from the price drop, ABC7 reported.
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Drivers who wanted to fill their tanks for $ 0.28 per gallon drove to a Brookfield BP station in Wisconsin on Monday. The price of the middle class was normally set at $ 2.89 exceptionally low due to an employee's allocation error
More than 100 people made use of the mistake, a long line of vehicles (above) could be seen waiting to fill for a tenth of the price they would normally pay
BP was quickly notified of the error and changed the price back to $ 2.89 per gallon, but not before they had lost more than $ 3,500 in total revenue, they said.
The gas price had not been that cheap since the 1950s, the Ministry of Energy told ABC.
Body camera images of one of the agents at night on 124th street and Burleigh showed a long line of cars that were all waiting to take advantage.
& # 39; Is this an opening weekend or something? & # 39; an officer muses.
& # 39; There is nothing suspicious, it is literally people waiting for gas, & # 39; another reports via his radio.
& # 39; Excuse me, would you like to tell me what's going on here? & # 39; the officer asks one of the customers.
& # 39; Good gas, that's all, & # 39; the driver replies.
& # 39; How much is it? & # 39; the officer asks before the video ends.
Officers were called on site for fear of tampering or damage that caused the price drop – the company reported losing more than $ 3,500 due to the mistake
When officers attended the scene, they asked why the location was so busy: & # 39; Good gas! That's all, & the customer answered (left). To which he asked: & # 39; How much does it cost? & # 39; (right)
The next day, after prices returned to normal, ABC asked people what they thought of a cheaper rate.
& # 39; I wish I could fill my gas tank for less than five dollars, & # 39; said a man who had paid more than $ 41 for his gas that day.
Another questioned about the amount paid replied & # 39; guess & # 39; with a dissatisfied look.
DailyMail.com contacted the Brookfield Police Department and the BP service station for comment, neither of them responded before the time of publication.
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