Tennessee maintenance worker quits job after '666' stamped on W-2

Man's had trouble with number before

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Tennessee maintenance worker says he quit his job because his W-2 tax form was stamped with the number 666, which is considered the "mark of the beast" in the Bible's Book of Revelation.

   Walter Slonopas told The Tennessean that accepting the number would have condemned his soul to hell.

   The company that handles payroll for Contech Casting says the number only meant that Slonopas' form was the 666th one mailed out.

   The 52-year-old Slonopas says he's 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.

   A company spokesman said Contech would send a new W-2 and wants to rehire Slonopas. But Slonopas says, "God is worth more than money."

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