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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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Sounds like Mormons, they are the ones that kept Howard Huges drugged up in the Hotel and stole his money.

Now go vote for Romney you fools

849 days ago
17.

Kaffee    

I know he is a billionaire, but he has done right by the Pistons--Hope nothing happens to him, he seems like a nice guy--money or no.

849 days ago
18.

Seldombinlaid    

I wish they would have pulled that at Sheen's house. LMBO

849 days ago
19.

Bud    

They took off.......on their bicycles!!!LOL

849 days ago
20.

Cochise    

That's very weird how security just let them in without a defined purpose. I used to work sometimes at different celebrities houses in Mulholland Estates and that community is very exclusive. The residents always let security know if they were expecting someone so they could let them in. If this guy Tom wasn't expecting them, they must've pulled some type of hijinks outta their asses to get past security. Especially at 10pm.

849 days ago
21.

Silvermarlin    

How about some accuracy in reporting? Why does your headline scream that this was a "Mormon" money plea? That is totally irresponsible. So, you leave rubbish on someone's doorstep that names an organization, and suddenly it's that org's rubbish? How is that justifiable? That sort of thing isn't done in the "Mormon" Church; guaranteed that those were not representatives of that organization.

849 days ago
22.

ray    

your headline is horribly MISLEADING. I'm guessing intentionally so. "Mormon Money Plea" nothing in this story has ANYTHING to honestly do with the MORMON church. you are beginning to act like that other BS gossip site that makes up storys to fit his agenda

849 days ago
23.

en Todo Momento!!    

yah, right, 'the mormons deny any knowledge of this'. alls we know, the elders in the elks caps scoffed at the crew, that they were supposed to pull it off on the golf course, and not his estate. secret masons tend to hire a boatload of morons to do their dirty work.

849 days ago
24.

tellmeaboutit     

Unless they were riding around on bicycles annoying people, it probably wasn't them. But this guy is badly in need of a NO SOLICITORS sign and some gates!!

849 days ago
25.

nof    

It was probably Charlie -


Looking for new material and for "Anger Management."


Or maybe selling Tiger Blood -


Winning!

849 days ago
26.

nof    

So I sendz my treatment for "Anger Management" to seventeen of Charlie's top twenty-one people.


Then to the ficticious "Brook Mueller Productions."


NOT WINNING!

849 days ago
27.

lalet    

why are you calling a Mormon plea when it was clearly not the Mormons.

849 days ago
28.

Widemouth    

Beware of the Mormon Church - Exposed http://www.squidoo.com/mormon-church

849 days ago
29.

Greg    

I am guessing that this has nothing to do with the Mormon church. It sounds like a weird prank.

849 days ago
30.

tiredofthelies    

This is really one of the most ignorant stories that I have ever had the unfortunate event of sitting down and reading. Those of you that think one word of this is true needs to read and study for yourself about the Mormon religion. I myself am not Mormon, but have known many truly amazing and successful people who are. They lose themselves in the service of others for NO MONEY at all. Our country needs some restructuring and I think Mitt Romney would actually do it!

849 days ago
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