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TMZ Guilts Church Of Scientology Into Tipping Pizza Delivery Guys

The church was hungry for pizza (Photo by Stephen Falk via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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In modern times, bad tippers can expect to find themselves publicly shamed via the court of the Internet. Most recently, the Church of Scientology was caught stiffing two pizza delivery guys. The Thetans were hungry one day at the Church of Scientology and ordered themselves 180 pizzas from Papa John's, TMZ reports. If you're curious how it broke down, it was allegedly 60 plain cheese, 20 vegetarian and 100 of your standard issue pepperoni.

It took two delivery men four trips to deliver all the pizza. However, when they presented the check for $2,094.89, they received nothing for a tip. Nada! Zilch! Zero!

The Papa John's manager gave each of the delivery guys $10 as a consolation prize.

However, TMZ actually saved the day. After reporting the slight, a representative from the Church contacted them saying that senior officials were "shocked and embarrassed" and sent over $300. Phew.