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How people in Brookfield filled their tanks for under $5 Monday

Posted at 7:17 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 12:37:59-04

BROOKFIELD -- A gas station accidentally sold gas for 28 cents per gallon for several hours. The power of social media had hundreds flock to the store.

Instead of putting in $2.89 a gallon for their mid-grade gas, a clerk missed a decimal point and put in 28 cents per gallon, costing the BP at 124th and Burleigh to lose about $3,500 in a matter of hours.

Surveillance video Monday night shows the chaos.

Lines of cars poured out onto W. Burleigh Street, waiting to fill up with a price we have not seen since the 1950's, costing owners hundreds of gallons of gas.

"Yeah 1,300 gallons," said Didar Singh, BP gas station owner.

The mistaken price was listed at 8:30 p.m. Monday, before the clerk punched out for the day. Customers quickly took notice and posted pictures. The gravy train came to a screeching halt when police noticed the commotion.

"Police say hundreds of cars," said Singh, who is thankful to police who saved the day.