An error at northern Illinois gas station caused pumps to sell fuel for a penny a gallon.
The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald reports a Shell station in Woodstock wound up mistakenly selling the nearly-free fuel for about two hours Sunday night.
As word spread, cars lined up and jostled to fill-up.
Woodstock Police Sgt. Dennis Leard says authorities had to use an emergency shut-off to stop the sales before the gas station closed in order to reset the pumps to regular prices.
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