US man quits job after '666' stamped on tax form
A Tennessee maintenance worker says he quit his job because his income tax form was stamped with the number 666.Walter Slonopas told The Tennessean that accepting the number would have condemned his soul to hell. That number is considered the "mark of the beast" in the Bible's Book of Revelation describing the apocalypse.
"If you accept that number, you sell your soul to the devil," he said.
The company that handles payroll for Contech Casting LLC says the number meant Slonopas' form was the 666th one posted out.
The 52-year-old Slonopas says he had trouble with the number before. He was supposed to be assigned No. 668 to use when he clocked in. Because of a mix-up, he was assigned 666. He complained and got a new number.
The second incident with the W-2 form baffled Bob LaCourciere, vice president of sales and marketing for the Revstone Corp., which owns Contech Casting. He could not believe it had happened again. "I am completely at a loss for words," he said.
A company spokesman says Contech would send a new tax form and wants to rehire Slonopas.
But Slonopas says "God is worth more than money."