Three hot dogs and a milk cost Dane $120,000

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Three hot dogs and a milk cost Dane $120,000

A quick stop at the local hot dog joint cost a Danish man ten thousand times more than he bargained for.


Danes are known to be big hot dog fans, but would they pay the equivalent of $120,000 for three hot dogs and a chocolate milk? 
78-year-old Arne Birk did, but he certainly wasn't happy about it. 
Local news outlet Nordvestnyt reported that the northern Zealand man went in to the Grill House in Snertinge and ordered two hot dogs for himself, one for his dog King and one chocolate milk. When he went to pay, he received a massive shock. 
“I paid the bill for 84 kroner on my card and pushed ‘approve’, after which the cashier realised that it charged me 840,000 kroner! The girls behind the counter couldn’t figure out how to fix the mistake so the owner was called. But she couldn’t fix the problem either,” Birk told Nordvestnyt.
Birk immediately contacted his bank while the owner contacted her financial institutions to inform them of the mistake and attempt to keep the transaction from going through. They weren’t fast enough and Birk was hit with a 1,216 kroner overdraft charge. 
Despite the mix-up, things ended up working out. The erroneous transaction was cancelled and his bank, Dragsholm Sparekasse, said they would wave the overdraft fees. 
“It’s great to be free off my hot dog debt,” Birk told Nordvestnyt. 


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