A Tampa man and his roommate almost had to pay their $100,000 electric bill.

Richard Grieshop and Lynda Williams live in a one-bedroom mobile home. Both use wheelchairs and live on fixed incomes.

Grieshop says their power was turned off during the holidays. With help from friends and social services, they got it turned back on about two weeks ago.

He says he called the Tampa Electric Co. and was told to pay up or face having his power turned off again.

A company spokesman tells WFLA TV that the bill was caused by a system error and that they don't owe that amount.