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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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31.

Gerri    

Money IS the root of all evil. The Mormon church is no different.

983 days ago
32.

cinfsy    

You're headline is misleading. This has nothing to do with Mormons. Do you people know that Orrin Hatch and Harry Reid are both Mormons? They are good people and would never do anything like this. This was just a couple of nut jobs. Missionaries have to be in by 9:00 or so anyway.

983 days ago
33.

JDD    

No way these were really Mormon missionaries. Missionaries (and Mormons in general) don't go around demanding six-figure donations.

982 days ago
34.

c    

I’m sure it had nothing to do with the mormon church. They are much, much sneakier about taking people’s money.

982 days ago
35.

allen    

He doesn't look the least bit wasted at all. He looks very straight-faced. You must be wasted.lol.

982 days ago
36.

Shep    

You'll notice a ton of Dislike comments on anything anti-Mormon because they score the interwebs as a team and attempt to attack anything in the slightest anti-Mormon. They are essentially Scientology Jr., and just as bat-**** crazy.

982 days ago
37.

MickeyD    

Newsflash. The Mormon Church has plenty of money. They don't need to send bumbling idiots to extort more cash from sports team owners.

979 days ago
38.

HPGS     

He would not be rich if he did not help many family's to have food on the table, a roof for their kids, books for their school etc. so before you judge someone you do not know at least use the brain God has giving you.

968 days ago
39.

williamk    

ok yet another rich person needs to hire security for all the freaks in LA

900 days ago
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