1994_chevrolet_camaroJuan Zamora pumped $26 of gas into his 1994 Chevy Camaro at his regular Conoco just like any other normal day.

The only problem is his Paypal debit card recorded a transaction of $81,400,836,908.

An as-yet-unidentified system glitch resulted in the $81 billion charge which was only discovered after Zamora was informed his credit car had been maxed out, a couple billion times over.

After arguing with Paypal’s broken-English service division in India, Zamora was eventually able to convince the creditors he hadn’t filled his Camaro up more than 3.1 billion times (or alternately gas hadn’t gone to $5,920,060,866 a gallon) the charge was removed.

(editor’s note: I would have liked to have heard THAT phone call)

Juan’s moral of the story: “Pay cash.”

Story is from Consumer Energy Report via Jalopnik.