Crowdfunding Nets $21K for Pizza Guy Stiffed on $7 Tip

Car dealership made him return to give back change
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2015 2:28 PM CST

(Newser) – A pizza deliveryman confronted by workers at a Massachusetts car dealership over $7 may soon reap the financial rewards of staying cool under pressure. Employees at Westport's F&R Auto Sales gave Jarrid Tansey two $20 bills and two $5 bills for an order just over $42, the Boston Globe reports. Tansey says he confirmed the extra $7 was his tip and left, but F&R employees called his manager to make him return and give the money back. It's all on videotape: When Tansey tells them, "I'm not mad, I just had to waste my resources coming back here," it fans the flames: One woman tells Tansey as he's leaving to get "out the door before I put my foot in your a--"; a man pipes in, "Get the f---ing owner and the manager on the phone, I want that mother-f---er … fired."

The video ended up on LiveLeak, and viewers rallied to Tansey's side. Former waitress Amanda Rogers was so angry that she set up a GoFundMe page for him, CNN reports. Her efforts have raised more than $21,000 as of this posting, with many of the donations in (appropriately enough) $7 increments. "We will [sic] like to apologize for the actions that led to this situation, this embarrassing video gone viral on the Internet, was not released by any employee of F&R Auto Sales," says a statement from F&R's sales manager. The company's Yelp reviews may say it all: Although it can't be said for sure how many reviews were influenced by the video, most of the 2,100 or so ratings there are one star.

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