US gas station manager fired for mistakenly pricing gas at 69 cents per gallon

CALIFORNIA, United States - The manager of a Northern California gas station was fired after he accidentally set the gas price to 69 cents a gallon.

According to a report from ABC News, John Szczecina, who served as the manager for a Shell gas station in Rancho Cordova, said he mistakenly placed the decimal in the wrong spot and that the price was supposed to be $6.99 a gallon.

"I put all three prices on there, except the diesel. The last one kind of didn't go. So, I just took responsibility for it and said yeah, it's my fault," Szczecina told ABC News.

The pricing error reportedly cost the gas station US $16,000, as hundreds of drivers capitalised on the mistake and filled their tanks.

Szczecina told ABC News that he's now worried the station owners will sue him for lost revenue and says his family has already created a GoFundMe to help repay them.

Gas prices have skyrocketed in the last few months, pinching the pockets of millions of Americans who are struggling to fill their tanks amid inflation costs.

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