Hundreds Of Cars Line Up For Cheap Gas

Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2012 --- 8:10 a.m.

PLOVER, Wis. (AP) -- It didn't take long. When word of spread through social media, hundreds of cars lined up on the streets near a Plover gas station that was selling medium-grade gas for 37 cents a gallon.

But, there was one big problem. The BP gas station advertising the cheap gas Monday afternoon had made a mistake. The gas station manager shut down the pumps. Police were called to keep the peace. Surrounding streets were blocked by the high volume of vehicles.

WAOW-TV ( ) says unhappy customers were told to file complaints with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.


Information from: WAOW-TV,

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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