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Pistons Owner

Targeted in Million $$$

Mormon Money Plea

12/20/2011 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tom Gores
Detroit Pistons billionaire owner Tom Gores was harassed at his house Sunday night ... when two unidentified men showed up at his doorstep, demanding over a MILLION bucks for the Mormon Church -- law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

It's a bizarre tale -- we're told Tom was specifically targeted by the duo, which tracked him down at his home in L.A.'s exclusive Mulholland Estates, the same gated community where Charlie Sheen lives.

Law enforcement sources tell us, the men knocked on Tom's door at 10pm Sunday night, insisting he accept a delivery of an unspecified item.

Words were exchanged, but eventually the weirdos took off -- leaving behind a package full of papers, one of which demanded more than a million bucks for the Mormon Church.

As for motive ... unclear -- except that Tom is filthy rich, worth an estimated $2.4 billion.  LAPD is investigating.

A rep for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tells us, "We haven’t heard anything about this, but it certainly has nothing to do with us, and it sounds very bizarre." Calls to Tom were not returned.

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jetfanglo    

he looks "wasted".....get the marshmellows he looks "toasted".....not that I would know,mind you...heh-heh....just sayin'.....................

1040 days ago
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EccentricJeff    

http://www.exmormonsforjesus.org

1040 days ago
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Santo    

Yeah, I'm calling horse-pucky on the Mormon church thing. Last time I checked Mormon missionaries don't come door-to-door demanding six-figure donations. This just sounds like a pair of nutjobs in need of a night in the drunk tank.

1040 days ago
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myliverhurts    

Poor crybaby, Sure glad he's ok. What an excellent security team you have in place.

1040 days ago
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Jackie    

Maybe it's a Publicity....I can't trust these rich people anymore.

1040 days ago
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Don    

The MORMON CULT Church is the same cult organization that GOP Presidential candidate MITT ROMNEY belongs too as a Mormon missionary, I wonder what they needed the money for. To get the Cult leader Romney elected as president so they can spread their extremist cult agenda. Organized religion is Evil.

1040 days ago
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RothJoshua    

my classmate's mother makes $84 every hour on the internet. She has been fired for 10 months but last month her check was $8514 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this site View More

1040 days ago
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Constance    

Don, your whole comment had evil written all over it. Why don't you learn the truth instead of spouting bigoted statements about a religion or individual you probably know nothing about. I would never say those things about anyone part of or not a part of organized religion. It's just ignorant.

1040 days ago
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Sultry    

He's HOT! Charlie Sheen's neighborhood is going to the dogs. Someone needs to change the guards at the gate to this gated community. Geesh! They let anyone get by

1040 days ago
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Miami    

just wait until they target Mitt Romney for his back dues... it's a CULT

1040 days ago
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damienevil    

WOW..rich guy lets people just walk up to door....how bout a gate

1040 days ago
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REALbarbwire7    

It was David Archuleta!!!!!

1040 days ago
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LaureenMillarHolt    

You mean to say that this billionaire sports team owner answers his own door to people he's not expecting @ 10pm?

Something smells fishy with this story.....

1040 days ago
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Don    

Constance, don't take my word for it, just google Mormon and you will see the word Cult associated with it. Even Mitt Romney's buddy fellow republican Rick Perry's Preacher said so on TV. And not to mention all those stories you hear and see about the Mormons and their Taliban-like lifestyle or incest on TV, Even HBO's real sports ran a story about the basket ball team there. Don't know about much about them but will never vote Mitt Romney, he may have a hidden agenda, just as same as I would not vote for any other religious or extremist.

1040 days ago
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C    

its NOT "mormon".. its latter-day saint! people need to get that right already lol. annnd im pretty sure LDS missionaries aren't even allowed to be out walking around that late sooo? lol.

ps. the LDS religion is not a cult :)

www.lds.org

1040 days ago
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